The start of a brand new year means you have a whole new slate of annual leave days.
We all know that January can be a slow month so, it's a good time to start planning your 2020 holidays and have something to look forward to.
If you get organised and request your days off early, you could effectively double your annual leave this year.
This year, Easter falls on Sunday April 12th. Monday the 13th is a Bank Holiday so, if you book off April 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, you'll get nine days off in a row using just four days of annual leave.
If your company gives you Good Friday off, that means you get ten days holidays!
Christmas Day and St Stephen's Day fall on a Friday and Saturday respectively in 2020. This means you'll get a day off on Monday, December 28th.
So, if you book off December 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th along with December 29th, 30th and 31st, you'll end up with 16 days of annual leave, using just seven holiday days thanks to the Bank Holiday for New Year's Day.
Time to get planning!
Ireland's Bank Holidays 2020
Finally, in case you need it, here's the list of all the Bank Holidays in 2020:
- New Year's Day (Wed 1 January)
- St. Patrick's Day (Tue 17 March)
- Easter Monday (Mon 13 April)
- May Bank Holiday (Mon 4 May)
- June Bank Holiday (Mon 1 June)
- August Bank Holiday (Mon 3 August)
- Last Monday in October (Mon 26 October)
- Christmas Day (Fri 25 December)
- St. Stephen's Day (Sat 26 December)
The banks will also be closed on Good Friday and December 28th and 29th. However, these are not public holidays.