You can get 32 days off by using just 15 annual leave days in 2020

Anyone who works a nine to five will agree that there’s nothing quite as precious as our 25 days of annual leave. That’s why we’re here to help you make the most of them, by showing you exactly how to book your out of office days strategically in order to get more time off.

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Now that summer’s over and we’re officially in autumn, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead – and more specifically, the holidays we will be planning. But of course, in order to do that, we’ll need get secure some time off work.

Luckily, it looks like the 2020 calendar is set up so it is possible for us to get up to 32 days off work while using just 15 annual leave days, though once the secret is out, you’ll have to beat your co-workers to it.

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Here’s the breakdown: Easter falls on Sunday 12 April next year which means there will be two bank holidays with one on each side of the weekend (Friday 10 and Monday 13). So if you book off the Monday to Thursday before Easter weekend (6-9) and also the Tuesday to Friday after Easter (14-17), you get 16 consecutive days off while using just eight days of annual leave. How dreamy would that be?

And that’s not all. As always, the best time to maximise your annual leave days in 2020 is around Christmas time. Next year Christmas Day and Boxing Day fall on a Friday and Saturday which means that the following Monday (28 December) will be a bank holiday.

That means just like Easter, you could once again book annual leave days either side of Christmas weekend to get another consecutive 16 days off work. And as 1 January is also a bank holiday (New Year’s Day) you’ll only need to use seven annual leave days this time. Genius!

Right, we’re off to send our requests in immediately!