Calling all Monday - Friday Pirates, we love a good #lifehack. Especially when it can help you almost triple your days off this year! The way the bank holidays lie in 2021 means that you only need to take 18 annual leave days to achieve 48 days off!
Whether it's to spend more quality family time together, or just to give yourself the max time away from Sue in accounts, follow our handy tips below to get the most out of 2021 - because, let's admit it, we all need it!
Please note all the dates listed are for those who work full time Monday - Friday, as days off include weekends, and are given Bank Holidays off as part of their annual leave agreement.
Not sure what holiday to book. Get inspired and find out which holiday best suits your needs.
New Years Day - 1st January, Friday
Second January Bank Holiday (Substitute day, Scotland only) - 4th January, Monday
Good Friday - 2nd April, Friday
St Patrick’s Day - 17th March, Thursday
Easter Monday - 5th April, Monday
Early May bank holiday - 3rd May, Monday
Spring bank holiday - 31st May, Monday
Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland only) - 12th July, Monday
Summer bank holiday - 30th August, Monday
St Andrew's Day (Scotland only) 30th November, Tuesday
Christmas Day (substitute day) - 27th December, Monday
Boxing Day (Substitute day) - 28th December, Tuesday, Boxing Day
When it comes to Easter, bagsy April 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th off for another 10 days away from the office!
May Day 2021:
We can guarantee that if you ask the boss for May 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th, you'll enjoy another 9 days off... unfortunately, we cannot ensure it'll be BBQ weather...
August Bank Holiday 2021:
Extend your summer without chipping away at that annual leave too much, take August 31st, September 1st, 2nd and 3rd off for another 9 days!
Christmas and New Year 2021/2022:
Get into the festive spirit early, get ahead of your colleagues and get December 29th, 30th & 31st in the annual leave diary to enjoy a ten day break.