How To Make The Most Of Your Annual Leave Days In 2023

Bank Holidays - where you at?

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Making your annual leave stretch is no mean feat – but it’s do-able, we say.

As we move toward the new year, many of us are turning our attention to making the most of our days off for the 12 months that await us. On average most full-time employees get around 20 paid holidays per year.

Whether you’re looking to extend your holidays and or staycations, or just take advantage of some relaxing days at home, there’s one trick to making those AL days stretch – bank holidays.

Here’s a full list of all the bank holidays we have coming up in 2023 and how to make the most of them.

1st January – New Year’s Day

6th February – St Bridgd’s Day

17th March – Saint Patrick’s Day

10th April – Easter Monday

1st May – May Day

5th June – June Bank Holiday

7th August – August Bank Holiday

30th October – October Bank Holiday

25th December – Christmas Day

26th December – St. Stephen’s Day

For February 

With a new bank holiday, you could take a long weekend off, extending 3 days to 5 if you book off Thursday the 2nd and Friday the 3rd of February.

For Easter

If you’re wise with your Easter weekend this year, you could book of Friday the 7th of April, and Tuesday the 11th, giving you a full five days off.

For Summer

If you fancy a summer getaway but don’t want to use up a full week’s worth of annual leave days, take note of this year’s bank holiday dates. We have a Monday off in both June and August, meaning that with weekends you could only use up 4 annual leave days to get a full 9 days away.

For October

If you’re keen for an extra long weekend in October, the bank holiday falls on the second last day, Take a look at whatever annual leave days you have left and cash them in around the 30th of October to make the most of your time off.

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