How to get 47 days off in 2023 using just 19 days of annual leave

In 2023, you can make your annual leave stretch further.

We’re only in July, but some of us will be struggling already with our remaining holiday entitlement for this year – trying to make the best of our handful of days left.

Using most of your annual leave up in the summer is a mistake that’s easy to make, but it can affect your wellbeing later on in the colder months.

You can avoid this next year, according to Unearth PR, who say using 19 days throughout the year gets you a total of 47 days off (if you typically work 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, that is).

Here’s how to do it (and the dates to book off).

April 2023

Start by taking four days off prior to Good Friday and Easter Monday for a full ten-day break.

  • Monday, April 3
  • Tuesday, April 4
  • Wednesday, April 5
  • Thursday, April 6

May 2023

Taking these four days off after the Early May Bank Holiday will give you nine whole days to relax.

  • Tuesday, May 2
  • Wednesday, May 3
  • Thursday, May 4
  • Friday, May 5

May/June 2023

Having two days off at the end of May, after the Spring Bank Holiday, and another two at the start of June will give you nine consecutive days off.

  • Tuesday, May 30
  • Wednesday, May 31
  • Thursday, June 1
  • Friday, June 2

August/September 2023

If you book off four days after the August Bank Holiday, you’ll have nine days off work.

  • Tuesday, August 29
  • Wednesday, August 30
  • Thursday, August 31
  • Friday, September 1

December 2023

If you take three days off work after Boxing Day, you’ll get ten days out of office – which will end the year nicely.

  • Wednesday, December 27
  • Thursday, December 28
  • Friday, December 29

Georgia Gadsby March, co-founder of Unearth PR, says: ‘Maximising your annual leave and taking time off is hugely important for your mental health and ability to reprioritise.

‘When we’re busy at work every day we often forget that work should come second to other aspects of our life, such as family and our general health and wellbeing.

‘Taking nine and ten days off at a time can help us properly reconnect with those priorities, have a break from any work related stress, and enjoy time doing whatever it is that makes you happy outside of work.’

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