Work Schedule around the Public Holidays of 2014

Unfortunately, we will not be as lucky regarding long weekends in 2014 as this year.

Edina Pentz

head of payroll services
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The Decree of the Ministry for National Economy on the work schedule around the public holidays of 2014 was published on 30 August.

The first public holiday of next year, 1 January is a Wednesday so we will only be able to lengthen our time of rest by taking a few days off. Even worse news is that the next public holiday, 15 March is a Saturday.

The first four-day weekend will come on 1 May as Workers’ Day falls on Thursday and the following Friday (2 May) was declared a rest day. Therefore, although we will be able to rest four days between the 1st and 4th of May, to make up for the rest day of 2 May, we will have to work on the next Saturday of 20 May.

The day of the foundation of the Hungarian state, 20 August is a Wednesday so two more days will have to be taken off for a long weekend once again.

The good news is that 23 October will fall on a Thursday in 2014 and the following Friday was declared a rest day to present us with a four-day long weekend. This time, however, we will have to work on the previous Saturday of 18 October instead of the Friday of 24 October.

The following public holiday, 1 November falls on Saturday in 2014 also.

As in the previous years, 24 December (a Wednesday in 2014) is granted to workers as a rest day to be made up for on the Saturday of 13 December. However, this will give us a total of 5 days off between 24 and 28 December.

And let’s not forget about our religious holidays (Easter: 20-21 April; Pentecost: 8-9 June) which lengthen the given weekend with a day each year.

Summarizing the above, the work schedule around the holidays of 2014 is as follows:rsmdtm_Work Schedule around the Public Holidays of 2014

  • 2nd May, 2014. (Friday): holiday
  • 10th May, 2014. (Saturday): workday
  • 18th October, 2014. (Saturday): workday
  • 24th October, 2014. (Friday): holiday 
  • 13rd December, 2014. (Saturday): workday
  • 24th December, 2014. (Wednesday): holiday


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