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    More opportunities to extend weekend with leave in 2023

    In 2022 Christmas Day fell on a Sunday. This means employees working from Monday to Friday did not receive an additional day off, which is only granted when the holiday falls on a Saturday.

    The last such situation where the day off fell on a Saturday was 1 January 2022. The next one will not be until November. In 2023, however, there will be more opportunities to extend the weekend, predicts Mateusz Boguszewski, head of the financial department at inFakt.

    Employees will get the first opportunity to extend their holiday in January with the Epiphany holiday (6 January). It will fall on a Friday. In May, it will be possible to get as many as nine days off by taking only three days off. 1 May falls on a Monday and 3 May falls on a Wednesday.

    Corpus Christi falls this year on Thursday 8 June, while the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August) is a Tuesday. These holidays will allow you to plan a four-day weekend, using just one day of the holiday.

    By contrast, Poland has two public holidays in November. The first is All Saints’ Day (1 November), which this year falls on Wednesday, and the second is Independence Day (11 November) falls on Saturday. This is so that employees who work Monday to Friday will get an extra day off. It will have to be granted in the same pay period in force at the workplace. This is most often a calendar month.

    The number of working days in 2023 will be 250, which is one less than in the previous one. Next year, full-time working hours will total 2,000 hours. The busiest month will be, as in 2022, March. It will have as many as 23 working days, or 184 hours. On the other hand, the highest number of days off (12) will fall in December. The difference with March will therefore be as much as 32 hours,” the expert calculates.

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