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See below for a list of public holidays by country around the world. European countries get the highest number of paid holiday days per year, with each member state providing it's workers with at least four weeks off! This data is according to the US Centre of Economic and Policy Research. If you would like to see more countries on the list, please let us know:

Austria

1 January

6 January

Easter Monday

1 May

Ascension Day

Whit Monday

Corpus Christi

15 August

26 October

1 November

8 December

25-26 December

 

Belarus

1 January

7 January

8 March

1 May

9 May

3 July

7 November

25 December

 

Belgium

1 January

Easter Monday

1 May

Ascension Day

Ascension Friday

Whit Monday

21 July

15 August

1 November

11 November

25 December

 

Brazil

1 January

Carnival (Mon and Tues before Ash Wednesday)

Good Friday

21 April

1 May

Corpus Christi

7 September

12 October

1 November

2 November

15 November

25 December

 

Bulgaria

1 January

3 March

1 May

Orthodox Good Friday

Orthodox Easter Monday

6 May

24 May

6 September

22 September

24-26 December

 

Canada

1 January

Good Friday

Easter Monday

20 May

1 July

Labour Day

14 October

11 November

25-26 December

 

China (PRC)

1-2 January

Chinese New Year (7 days)

4 April

1 May

12 June

19 September

1-7 October

 

Croatia

1 January

6 January

Easter Monday

1 May

Corpus Christi

22 June

25 June

5 August

15 August

8 October

1 November

25-26 December

 

Czech Republic

1 January

Easter Monday

1 May

8 May

5 July

6 July

28 September

28 October

17 November

24-26 December

 

Denmark

1 January

28 March

Good Friday

Easter Monday

26 April

Ascension Day

Whit Monday

5 June

24-26 December

 

Finland

1 January

6 January

Good Friday

Easter Monday

1 May

Ascension Day

22 June

All Saints Day

6 December

24-26 December

 

France

1 January

Easter Monday

1 May

8 May

Ascension Day

Whit Monday

14 July

15 August

1 November

11 November

25 December

 

Germany

1 January

Good Friday

Easter Monday

1 May

Ascension Day

Whit Monday

3 October

1 November

25-26 December

 

Greece

1 January

6 January

Ash Monday

25 March

1 May

Orthodox Good Friday

Orthodox Easter Monday

May Day

Whit Monday

15 August

28 October

25-26 December

 

Hungary

1 January

15 March

Easter Monday

1 May

Whit Monday

20 August

23 October

1 November

25-26 December

 

Iceland

1 January

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

Easter Monday

First day of Summer (April)

1 May

Ascension Day

Whit Monday

17 June

5 August

24-26 December

 

Italy

1 January

6 January

Easter Monday

25 April

1 May

2 June

15 August

1 November

8 December

25-26 December

 

Japan

1 January

Coming of Age Day (January)

11 February

20 March

29 April

3-6 May

Marine Day (July)

Respect for the Aged Day (September)

23 September

Health-Sports Day (October)

4 November

23 November

23 December

 

Netherlands

1 January

Good Friday

Easter Monday

30 April

Ascension Day

Whit Monday

25-26 December

 

Norway

1 January

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

Easter Monday

1 May

Ascension Day

17 May

Whit Monday

25-26 December

 

Poland

1 January

6 January

Easter Monday

1 May

3 May

Corpus Christi

15 August

1 November

11 November

25-26 December

 

Portugal

1 January

Good Friday

25 April

1 May

10 June

15 August

8 December

24-25 December

 

Romania

1 January

2 January

1-3 May

Orthodox Easter Monday

Whit Monday

15 August

30 November

1 December

25-26 December

 

Russia

1-4 January

7 January

8 January

23 February

8 March

1 May

9 May

12 June

4 November

 

Slovakia

1 January

6 January

Good Friday

Easter Monday

1 May

8 May

5 July

29 August

1 September

15 September

1 November

17 November

24-26 December

 

Slovenia

1 January

8 February

Easter Monday

27 April

1 May

25 June

15 August

31 October

1 November

25-26 December

 

Spain

1 January

6 January

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

1 May

15 August

12 October

1 November

6 December

8 December

25 December

 

Sweden

1 January

6 January

Good Friday

Easter Monday

1 May

Ascension Day

6 June

22 June

2 November

25-26 December

 

Turkey

1 January

23 April

1 May

19 May

Ramazan Feast (variable)

30 August

Sacrifice Feast (variable)

29 October (half-day holiday)

 

Ukraine

1 January

7 January

8 March

Easter

Pentecost

1 May

2 May

9 May

28 June

24 August