Discover how to get 47 days off using only 19 days of annual leave in 2023.
Oh that feeling when you’ve got a brand new calendar, ready to fill with excitement. Twelve expansive blank pages for dreaming up trips, projects - and plan your time off in 2023. With a bit of creative scheduling (yes, there’s such a thing) you can take advantage of bank holidays to give yourself some lovely big chunks of time off work.
Once Upon a Tuesday was started on a quest to take a step back, prioritise friendships, honour them. Celebrate more. Dance more. Because no matter how much you love your work, we believe having adequate time to rest and play can make you a happier, more productive (and fun) person to be around. And anyway, what’s the point in working hard if you can’t take time to enjoy life with family and friends too right?
So, would you like to know how to get 47 days off for adventuring or relaxing next year using only 19 days of annual leave?
Here are the days you need to take off to maximise your annual leave in 2023:
April - Easter Break
Get ten whole days to sample all the available types of mini eggs by using only four days of your holiday allowance.
Monday 3 April
Tuesday 4 April
Wednesday 5 April
Thursday 6 April
May - June - May Bank Holidays
As the summer sun starts to return, so do the bank holiday weekends. This gives you not one, but two chances to have a nine day break from video calls to wander unfamiliar cities, climb a mountain or test out your new beach towel.
Tuesday 2 May
Wednesday 3 May
Thursday 4 May
Friday 5 May
Tuesday 30 May
Wednesday 31 May
Thursday 1 June
Friday 2 June
August - September - Late Summer Bank Holiday
Towards the end of summer there’s another chance of a nine day holiday using four days annual leave. Start working on your out of office message now.
Tuesday 29 August
Wednesday 30 August
Thursday 31 August
Friday 1 September
December - Christmas and New Year Break
As Christmas comes around, book three days off and get ten to enjoy all the festivities from the 23 December to 2 January. That’s enough time to love the return of mince pies and mulled wine to not wanting to see, taste or smell them ever again.
Wednesday 27 December
Thursday 28 December
Friday 29 December
If you ask me, planning for the fun is half the fun, I’ve got high hopes for 2023.
Hope that is of some use to you. If you’re looking for other things to fill your calendar with, we also publish a bumper list each month of important and not-so-important dates for your calendar.
Looking for a full overview of 2023 Bank Holidays in the UK. Find them here.