The 2019 public holiday calendar is like a gift that keeps on giving. By taking just 6 days leave in April, you could get 13 days of vacation!


Every year we crack open our diaries and check what kind of leave cycle we have for the year because who doesn’t love an extended holiday? And then, we share that very helpful information with you.

The first big one starts in April by taking just 6 days leave, you will get a whopping 13 days of holiday when combined with the weekends and public holidays.

There are 4 public holidays between mid-April and the start of May but sadly only 3 of them fall on weekdays. No big deal though, we still get to show you 13 long days of possible holiday.

The dates on which Good Friday and Easter Sunday fall are determined according to the ecclesiastical moon. That varies each year but they usually fall at some point between late March and late April.

Good Friday falls on the 19th of April this year with ‘Family Day’ on the 22nd of April. Freedom Day on 27 April which this year is a Saturday (meep), while Workers Day on the 1st of May is a Wednesday.

By taking leave from the 23rd to 26th April and then again from the 29th to the 30th April, you will be out of the office from Friday the 16th April to Thursday the 2 May – 13 days in total.

And that’s it… we’ve literally given you the tools to take just 6 days leave in 2019 and be away from the office for 13 consecutive days!

You’re welcome

Sources: GTG / Office Holidays
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