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Countries With the Most Public Holidays

Who wouldn't like to be compensated for their time off? According to new research, some nations are luckier and enjoy up to a month's annual public holidays.

Countries With the Most Public Holidays

The holiday car rental experts at have identified the best places to live worldwide for those trying to bank as many days off as possible.

The experts conducted research online and found out which countries celebrate the most national holidays in 2022, based on information provided by Office Holidays.

Employees are entitled to time off for various occasions, including holidays, memorial days, religious traditions, and historical events. The number of days off that employees receive varies greatly worldwide.

A spokesperson for said: "Some countries are very generous with how many days off they grant for their employers.

"If you're going for a holiday, then it's good to familiarise yourself with the cultural calendar of your chosen destination to plan your trip more efficiently.

"It'sit's helpful to know whether you should be expecting any public holidays abroad because it can mean that many places will be closed for days.

"If you're considering relocating, this list may help you decide which countries are best when you want to kick back and get paid for doing nothing."

Here is's list of countries with the highest number of public holidays in 2022:

1. Myanmar - 30

The first place goes to Myanmar, where you can receive an entire" month's worth of paid free days in a year to celebrate different holidays. One of the most significant occasions in Myanmar is the water festival Thingyan in the middle of April, which is also the hottest time of the year. In 2022 Thingyan was celebrated for eight consecutive days.

2. Sri Lanka - 29

Sri Lanka is not far from the first place holder and offers its workers 29 public holidays annually. Their public holiday calendar is filled with Poya holidays, which occur every full moon. Thus, they have at least one day off per month. They commemorate significant Buddhist events, and during Poya, the sale of alcohol, meat, and fish is forbidden.

3. Iran and Nepal - 27

The third place is shared between two countries - Iran and Nepal. Novruz, or the Iranian new year, is celebrated for two weeks in the spring. An interesting fact about the public holidays in Nepal is that there is a day off dedicated solely to women. The Haritalika Teej festival is a day when Nepalese Hindu women all around the country fast, worship Lord Shiva, sing, and dance.

4. Azerbaijan - 25

Like in Iran, Azerbaijanis also celebrate Novruz, the Persian New Year that marks the beginning of spring. By law, workers must receive five days off from work for Novruz. Azerbaijanis celebrate the Gregorian New Year at the beginning of January in addition to the Persian New Year, so they are given an additional four days off from work for that as well.

5. Egypt, Bangladesh and Lebanon - 23

Those three countries share the same number of public holidays. Since Islam is the predominant religion in all three nations, they celebrate the most significant feast in the Muslim calendar. The three-day Feast of Sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha, commemorated in July, honours the sacrifices made by Prophet Abraham for God. Besides having a feast with their loved ones, another vital tradition is donating money, food and clothes to the poor.

6. Philippines - 22

There are two types of holidays in the Philippines - regular and special non-working days. One example of a special non-working day is the Chinese New Year, which isn't an automatically paid holiday for everyone, but those who work on the day are entitled to 30 per cent extra pay. Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are also special non-working days.

7. Cambodia and Argentina - 21

Southeast Asian nation Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy, and Buddhism is the most popular religion there. This may be seen in the country's public holidays, which are dedicated to the monarchy or Buddhism. One of the royal holidays is the King's Mother's birthday on June 18th. In Argentina, however, you can get two days off from work because of the annual carnival. The festival marks the start of Lent, a 40-day-period when many Argentines refrain from eating meat on Fridays.

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