Bridgedays 2023 – How to maximize your vacation!

Use your vacation days wisely and don’t give away precious free time! We’ll show you how to best plan your vacation days in 2023!

In 2023, you can once again make more of your vacation days with the help of public holidays and bridge days. We have researched for you when you should take time off to get the maximum number of days off.

The absolute highlight: Between Christmas 2023 and New Year’s Day 2024, you’ll need to take just three days off and will have a whole ten days off in a row!

If you work Monday through Friday, for example, you could turn 28 vacation days into 61 days off, more than doubling your vacation days.

 

Overview of public holidays 2023

Holidays throughout Germany 

  • New Year’s Day: January 1, 2023 (Sunday)

  • Good Friday: April 7, 2023 (Friday)

  • Easter Monday: April 10, 2023 (Monday)

  • Labor Day: May 1, 2023 (Monday)

  • Ascension Day: May 18, 2023 (Thursday)

  • Whit Sunday: May 28, 2023 (Sunday)

  • Whit Monday: May 29, 2023 (Monday)

  • German Unity Day: October 3, 2023 (Tuesday)
  • Christmas Day: December 25, 2023 (Monday)

  • 2nd Christmas Day: December 26, 2023 (Tuesday)

Holidays that only certain countries celebrate do not fall on a weekend in 2023. Reformation Day on October 31 can be used this year, as can All Saints’ Day on November 1. International Women’s Day on March 8 and World Children’s Day on September 20 also fall during the working week and can thus serve as the basis for bridging days. Those who work in Baden Württemberg, Bavaria or Saxony-Anhalt can look forward to a long weekend right at the beginning of the year thanks to the Three Wise Men on Jan. 6, 2023. Assumption Day in Bavaria is on a Tuesday in 2023 and brings 4 days off with only one day of vacation.

After the overview of the holidays you have certainly already a few possible bridge days for you in mind. Now let’s get to how you can best plan your vacation days around the holidays to get maximum vacation out of it!

 

Women’s Day (Berlin) 

Berliners beware! March 8 falls on a Wednesday. This means that you still have four vacation days to take, and thanks to the weekends before and after, you have a total of nine days off. Or you can just take March 6 and 07, 2023 off and have an extra long weekend! Perfect for a city break.

March is the perfect travel month between winter and spring. From the first warm rays of sunshine, to skiing vacations in Germany or neighboring countries to city breaks, everything is possible. Popular destinations in Europe are Italy and Spain. The first beach vacation with temperatures around 30 ° you can enjoy in Egypt, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Mexico or Cuba.

 

Easter

Secure a whopping 16 days off with a measly 8 vacation days. This is the opportunity for you to take your first longer vacation and have as many days off as possible without using up all your annual leave right away. The savings foxes among you or because you prefer to save your vacation for the summer, take only four days of vacation before Good Friday or after Easter Monday, 9 free days can also be seen. April, April – He doesn’t know what he wants. You also not yet? Then we have a few tips for you and tell you where the Easter Bunny runs long! 😉

The warm showerers should be pleased that in April in the entire Caribbean the water already has bathtub temperature. On the Maldives, the sea is still pleasantly calm at this time and offers the best opportunity for snorkeling or diving for fabulous moments and memories that you will not forget so quickly. It gets hot on the Seychelles with 31°C on average. If you like it even hotter, Dubai and the rest of the Arab Emirates can expect temperatures above 35 degrees towards the end of the month.

 

Day of work

June in 2023 is a true month of splendor and brings you three holidays that fall on weekdays. Right at the beginning you will have a long weekend, because Labor Day falls on a Monday. If you don’t have children and are independent of school vacations, you can use four vacation days and say adiós amigos to your colleagues for 9 days. By the way, starting in June, Andalusia and its Costa del Sol become a popular beach destination. A breath of Morocco blows over, and the Atlantic inspires surfers as well as bathers with its shining blue and the rushing waves.

 

Christ’s Ascension

Every year, Ascension Day falls on a Thursday. Many people call the holiday Father’s Day, Men’s Day or Men’s Day, because it has become established over time that men go on bike rides or other excursions on that day. If you treat yourself to a day off on Friday, you can look forward to a little time off for four days, and for even more relaxation, you can also apply for a vacation for the three days before Ascension Day, so that you don’t have to work for nine days in a row.

Feel like an ice cream in Italy, a city trip to London with extensive shopping, a day at the beach in Spain or rather a party in Stockholm – everything is possible. And there’s no shortage of bathing fun either, with reliable sunshine and dry weather on the Cape Verde Islands in May. Another hot tip, on the Canary Islands it is usually not quite as crowded in May, because the many winter and Easter travelers are no longer there, bathing fun is here at around 20 ° water temperature.

 

Whitsun

You can use Whit Monday for four days of vacation and you don’t have to go to work for nine days. Without a vacation, Whit Monday provides a long weekend all over Germany. Whit Monday is in 2023 on 29 May.

Shortly before the calendar start of summer on the first of June, summer is already in the starting blocks at the end of May. Perfect for a beach vacation around the Mediterranean.

The best time to travel is from the end of May in many parts of Indonesia, such as Bali. Thailand fans should consider the Gulf Islands Koh Samui, Phangan and Tao for a beach vacation in June. Mauritius is not quite as warm, but also rather dry at this time.

 

German Unity Day

So quickly the summer is already over in Germany, time for the golden October. Also in 2023, the Day of German Unity on October 3, 2023 is during the week on a Tuesday. That offers itself after the long dry spell at holidays nevertheless perfectly for a vacation day and thus four work-free days, if you were thrifty with vacation, haut nevertheless on the putz, treat yourselves four vacation days and thereby nine free days recovery without work stress.

An autumnal stroll on your city break, a sunny beach vacation or to a magical musical here in Germany, October leaves nothing to be desired for travel fans.  The USA is also a suitable destination for your October vacation. In San Francisco or Las Vegas you can still enjoy fantastic weather. You can experience pure summer by the sea on islands in the Indian Ocean. Indonesia, the Maldives, the Seychelles and Mauritius await you with pleasant temperatures around 25 degrees. The golden autumn in Europe is the perfect time to fall in love! Explore cities when the yellow leaves fall from the trees and the strong sun rays create a fairytale atmosphere. Barcelona, Rome, Lisbon or Paris have a special charm at that time! In Germany, you can discover magnificent nature in the Harz Mountains or in the Bavarian regions, so let’s go on an active vacation! Mountain biking and hiking are very popular in October, without summer heat it is much more pleasant to hike or drive!

 

Christmas

Finally the Christmas holidays fall again on weekdays and then also immediately still particularly favorably, because the first Christmas holiday is a Monday and the second on Tuesday. Since the Weihnchatsmann means it in 2023 particularly well with us and gives four free days, without having to use also only one vacation day. What’s with the stinginess at the end of the year, get all your free time out again, grab three vacation days before your work colleagues do and have 12/23/2013 to 01/01/2014 off!

Christmas most like to spend with the family, to New Year’s Eve then rises again the travel joy. What do you think of a different New Year’s Eve? The biggest New Year’s Eve party in Estonia takes place in Tallinn. If you’re looking for some sun, we’d like to recommend some hotter destinations. The vibrant Bangkok, for example, is worth a visit, and you can also celebrate New Year’s Eve there. For sun and beach, travel to Cancun, Mexico, where now is the best time to go.

 

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