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How to get 18 days off in 2022 using 9 days' holiday

2022 in the UK sees an additional public holiday for all workers as it's the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Today, though, I want to talk about how you can get a stunning 18 days off work in exchange for 9 days' annual leave.

Did you know that the dates for Easter are based upon on the first occurrence of the full moon after the Vernal Equinox? Whilst this might seem straightforward, the actual astronomical date for the Vernal Equinox varies between 19-22 March in any given year and the date will be different depending on where you are in the world. To overcome this problem, the Church calendar states that the Vernal Equinox occurs on the 21 March in each year. This means that we can easily determine on what date Good Friday and Easter Monday will fall.

For 2022, Good Friday will fall on 15 April 2022 and Easter Monday will fall on 18 April 2022. The later in the year that Easter falls, the more opportunities there are to maximise leave from work while using a minimal number of days. This is because a late Easter pushes the Easter bank holidays close to the early May bank holiday and in 2022, the early May bank holiday is on 2 May.

In 2022, if you start your holiday on Good Friday and finish on the early May bank holiday you will have a full 18 days in a row on leave and you will only need to use 9 days' holiday allowance.

Don't forget to make sure you are updating your records for 2022 to reflect the extra bank holiday. With Leavetrack, you can fully customise the bank holidays applicable to each location in which your employees work.

Make sure you get your requests in early otherwise there's a chance your colleagues will beat you to it.
Posted by Robin on 22 Mar, 2021 in Employee Leave