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Thanks to bridging days: double your vacation in 2021 and have more free time


Bridging days can be a blessing, because those who take their vacation in 2021 correctly can get a lot of free time with just a few vacation days.

Bridging days can be a blessing, because those who take their vacation in 2021 correctly can get a lot of free time with just a few vacation days.

  • Vacation planning 2021:

    Those who use

    vacation days

    correctly can get a lot of

    free time


  • The


    can be

    quickly extended




  • Easter and Ascension Day are particularly favorable in 2021.

Frankfurt - Germans have an average of 28

vacation days

a year at leisure.

Depending on the employer, it can be more or less.

The question quickly arises of how you can get

even more vacation

thanks to

public holidays



won't be easy



, because many of these days fall on weekends.

Good for employers but bad for employees.


planning and the correct use of bridging

days pays off anyway to get more free days.


If you take the bridging days 2021 into account when planning your vacation, you can get twice as many vacation days in a row.

© Patrick Pleul / dpa

From the employee's point of view, the

2021 holidays are

initially not very encouraging.

May 1st will be Saturday and German Unity Day (October 3rd) will be Sunday.

The two Christmas holidays and New Year also fall on a weekend.


, if you make good use of



days on other public holidays

, you can still have more free time.

Plan your vacation cleverly: This is how the 2021 holidays fall - with little vacation too much free time

Especially over

Easter, Good Friday and Easter Monday are

the topic of


much to get.

Those who take vacation from March 29th to April 1st have only used 4 vacation days, but 10 days off in a row.

This also works if the vacation is submitted for April 6th to 9th.

4 vacation days become 10 days that can be spent away from the office.


Applies in the following federal states:

New Year


Epiphany (January 6th, 2021)

Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt

International Women's Day (March 8th, 2021)


Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday


May Day / Labor Day (May 1st, 2021)


Ascension Day (13.05.2021)


Whit Sunday, Whit Monday (May 23-24, 2021)


Corpus Christi

Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland (only partially in matters and Thuringia)

Assumption of Mary (15.08.2021)

Bavaria (partially) and in Saarland

World Children's Day (September 20, 2021)


Day of German Unity (October 3rd, 2021)


Reformation Day (October 31, 2021)

Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia

All Saints' Day (01.11.2021)

Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland

Day of Repentance and Prayer (11/17/2021)


Christmas holidays




Ascension offers itself in 2021


long weekends

to use so that as much


jumps out.

Because Ascension Day is on a Thursday.

With 4 vacation days from May 10th to 14th, there are 9 days off.

If you only take the bridging day on May 14th, you can still get 4 days off.

With 6 vacation days between

Ascension and Pentecost

, i.e. from May 14th to May 21st, there are 12 days off.

Those who take vacation from May 25th to 28th at Pentecost will get

9 days off

with 4



Make good use of the bridging days in 2021: eight days of vacation become 16 days off

Employees can


16 days off

if they also


Corpus Christi

on June 3rd.

That applies in at least six German federal states and partly in Saxony and Thuringia.

The vacation would have to be taken between May 25th to 28th, then from May 31st to June 2nd and again on June 4th.

8 vacation days become 16 days off.

There is also




public holidays

that do not apply in every state.

In addition to Corpus Christi, this is also the case with the

Three Kings

(January 6th, 2021).

A public holiday that only applies to Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Saxony-Anhalt.

Employees from these federal states can get

10 days off

with only 4

days of vacation


Vacation planning 2021: public holidays that do not apply in every federal state



fall 2021 on a weekday (01/11/2021).



is valid in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.

With 4

days of vacation

you can spend a whole week at home.

Also, the

International Women's Day

(03/08/2021) falls on a Monday.

At least for citizens of Berlin a possibility to make 9 days off out of 4 vacation days.

The situation is similar on

World Children's Day

(September 20, 2021), which has been a public holiday in Thuringia since 2019.

Since it falls on a Monday, 9 days off are also possible.

# Thuringia makes #World Children's Day on September 20th a new holiday.

The Kinderschutzbund welcomes this and hopes that other federal states will follow suit.

More time together for children and parents on a day when children should be the focus! #Children's rights

- Kinderschutzbund Bundesverband (@DKSB_Bund) February 28, 2019

In 2021, new rules and laws * will come into force, some of which will leave more money in your wallet.

Child benefit, minimum wage and solos are affected.


* is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

List of rubric lists: © Patrick Pleul / dpa

Source: merkur

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