The festive season is well and truly under way and with Christmas Day fast approaching, a little more time off makes a world of difference.
Between buying presents, preparing food and drink, and catching up with friends and family, December is a busy time for everyone.
Luckily, because of the way bank holidays have fallen this year, there is a way people can find themselves with 10 days off in a row.
With a little bit of planning ahead, if you book the dates off on December 28, 29 and December 30, you can find yourselves not at work from December 23 until January 3.
And if you're wondering how that is calculated, here is why.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day helpfully falls on a Saturday and Sunday meaning they are days you might not have been in work anyway.
Christmas Day is classed a bank holiday, but because it falls on a Sunday, it will be carried over to Tuesday, December 27 this year - the day after Boxing Day, which is also a bank holiday.
Similarly New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day fall on the following weekend and because New Year's Day is classed as a bank holiday, this is carried over to Monday, January 2.
So, the only dates you need off are December 28, 29 and 30.
How the holidays fall in 2016:
Friday December 23 - Normal working day
Christmas Eve - Saturday
Christmas Day - Sunday
Boxing Day: Monday - Bank holiday
Tuesday December 27- Bank holiday (carried over from Christmas Day)
Wednesday December 28 - Normal working day
Thursday December 29 - Normal working day
Friday December 30 - Normal working day
New Year’s Eve - Saturday
New Year’s Day - Sunday
Monday January 2 - Bank holiday (carried over from New Year’s Day)
Tuesday January 3 - Normal working day
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