The UK Has The LEAST Bank Holidays In The World

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Often, our great country gets the shit end of the stick. We have cold, wet weather and consistent donuts living in 10 Downing Street.

But when it comes to a bank holiday, that stick doesn’t just have shit at one end – it’s covered in it.

That’s right. Our bank holiday calendar is so scarce that our glorious United Kingdom ranks BOTTOM in the world for the amount of bank holiday weekends. And it makes me angry.

So let’s just reel off that list…

COLOMBIA – 18 bank holidays a year

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LEBANON – 16 bank holidays a year

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SOUTH KOREA – 16 bank holidays a year

THAILAND – 16 bank holidays a year

FINLAND – 15 bank holidays a year

JAPAN – 15 bank holidays a year

ARGENTINA – 15 bank holidays a year

Keep scrolling…

CHILE – 15 bank holidays a year

TURKEY – 14.5 bank holidays a year

SPAIN – 14 bank holidays a year

MOROCCO – 14 bank holidays a year

RUSSIA – 14 bank holidays a year

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INDONESIA – 14 bank holidays a year

MALAYSIA – 14 bank holidays a year

PHILIPPINES – 14 bank holidays a year

PAKISTAN – 13 bank holidays a year

Nearly there…

SLOVAKIA – 13 bank holidays a year

AUSTRIA – 12 bank holidays a year

BRAZIL – 12 bank holidays a year

CZECH REPUBLIC – 12 bank holidays a year

LITHUANIA – 12 bank holidays a year

SWEDEN – 11 bank holidays a year

ITALY – 11 bank holidays a year

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FRANCE – 11 bank holidays a year

CROATIA – 11 bank holidays a year

DENMARK – 11 bank holidays a year

CANADA – 11 bank holidays a year

NEW ZEALAND – 11 bank holidays a year

CHINA – 11 bank holidays a year

SINGAPORE – 11 bank holidays a year

VIETNAM – 10 bank holidays a year

Won’t be long now…

BELGIUM – 10 bank holidays a year

POLAND – 10 bank holidays a year

USA – 10 bank holidays a year

UKRAINE – 10 bank holidays a year

LUXEMBOURG – 10 bank holidays a year

NORWAY – 10 bank holidays a year

PORTUGAL – 10 bank holidays a year

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SERBIA – 9 bank holidays a year

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ROMANIA – 9 bank holidays a year

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – 9 bank holidays a year

AUSTRALIA – 9 bank holidays a year

SCOTLAND – 9 bank holidays a year

HUNGARY – 8 bank holidays a year

NETHERLANDS – 8 bank holidays a year

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OH. There we are…

ENGLAND AND WALES – 8 bank holidays a year

Yep, right at the bottom, with a measly EIGHT bank holidays a year – as opposed to the EIGHTEEN of Colombia.

I guess the moral of this story is simple. Take this weekend’s bank holiday by the f*cking throat!

Happy easter.

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