The big holiday blag: How to get the most out of bank holidays in 2016

We are almost out of the January blues and ready to brace a new month in 2016. With work in full-swing, no doubt everyone is eagerly awaiting another restful long weekend, which is due on Monday, March 28; the next bank holiday. But how can you maximise your bank holidays and fly off somewhere sunny for a bargain bonanza?

We’ve put together a list of date hacks to help you get off as much time as possible without having to take much annual leave.

Here are the days to book:

How can I stay away for longer on the bank holidays?

Take your annual leave around the dates.

You can jet off to somewhere exotic and have a whole 16 days to play with for just eight days of paid leave if you go between Monday, March 21 and Friday, April 1.

Book off these dates March 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and April 1.

Other bank Discount Holidays © holiday hacks

Dates: May 3, 4, 5 and 6 OR May 31 and June 1, 2 and 3
Total time off: Nine days
Paid leave: Four days

Dates: August 30, 31 and September 1, 2
Total time off: Nine days
Paid leave: Four days

Dates: December 28, 29, 30
Total time off: 10 days
Paid leave: Three days

Bank holidays 2016: The dates in full

Friday, March 25 Good Friday

Monday, March 28 Easter Monday

Monday, May 2 Early May bank holiday

Monday, May 30 Spring bank holiday

Monday, August 29 Summer bank holiday

Monday, December 26 Boxing Day

Tuesday, December 27 Christmas Day bank holiday

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