In 2019, Australian workers were blessed with an opportunity to take a 10 day holiday whilst only using 3 days of leave. This was due to ANZAC Day falling mid way through the week and in close proximity to the Easter holidays.
The news is not good for those looking for a holiday rort in 2020. ANZAC Day falls on a Saturday in 2020 and there is no additional holiday during the week when ANZAC Day falls on a weekend.
Easter is the best time of year to get an extended break in 2020 as it is the only 4 day weekend in the 2020 public holiday calendar.
If you get in quicker than your work colleagues you will be able to have a 10 day holiday whilst only using 4 days of leave.
Here are the dates:
Saturday, 4th April 2020 – Weekend
Sunday, 5th April 2020 – Weekend
Monday, 6th April 2020 – Day #1 Annual Leave
Tuesday, 7th April 2020 – Day #2 Annual Leave
Wednesday, 8th April 2020 – Day #3 Annual Leave
Thursday, 9th April 2020 – Day #4 Annual Leave
Friday, 10th April 2020 – Easter Friday Holiday
Saturday, 11th April 2020 – Easter Saturday (weekend)
Sunday, 12th April 2020 – Easter Sunday (weekend)
Monday, 13th April 2020 – Easter Monday Holiday
Note you could also achieve the same result between Friday 10th April and Sunday 19th April.
So what are you waiting for. Get those annual leave forms in now before everyone else in the office does!