This post is written by Laksh Fomra, Manager – Marketing & Communications at Haptik.
It’s time we gave you the biggest reason to love 2015 and if you thought 2014 was great in this respect, you’re in for a better year. You can thank us later, but here is a list of all the long weekends in 2015; packed with three-to-four day weekends and if you take a couple of days off and/or strategically fall sick you’re looking at a whooping 58 DAYS.
So if you’ve always wanted to travel or just take a couple of days to rejuvenate, 2015 is not going to disappoint. And if you’re looking at a long holiday, this Diwali actually gives you 9 Days on the trot! Here it goes –
- 23 Jan, Friday — Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (If you’re in Kolkata)
24 Jan, Saturday
25 Jan, Sunday
26 Jan, Monday — Republic Day
- 14 Feb, Saturday
15 Feb, Sunday
16 Feb, Monday — Skip work (Because you know, recovering from the Big V Day)
17 Feb, Tuesday — Maha Shivratri
- 6 March, Friday — Holi
7 March, Saturday
8 March, Sunday
- 3 April, Friday — Good Friday
4 April, Saturday
5 April, Sunday
- 11 April, Saturday
12 April, Sunday
13 April, Monday — Time to plan your fever
14 April, Tuesday— Ambedkar Jayanti, Tamil New Year.
- 1 May, Friday — Labour Day; Maharashtra Day
2 May, Saturday
3 May, Sunday
4 May, Monday — Buddha Purnima
- 15 August, Saturday
16 August, Sunday
17 August, Monday — Skip work; you haven’t had a break since May y’know!
18 August, Tuesday — Parsi New Year
- 17 September, Thursday — Ganesh Chaturthi
18 September, Friday — You have a physio visit scheduled? Ummm…
19 September, Saturday
20 September, Sunday
- 24 September, Thursday — Bakri Id
25 September, Friday — You have a physio visit every Friday? The back’s been giving you trouble, remember?
26 September, Saturday
27 September, Sunday
- 2 October, Friday — Gandhi Jayanti
3 October, Saturday
4 October, Sunday
- 22 October, Thursday—Dussehra
23 October, Friday — Damn it! The physio again!
24 October, Saturday
25 October, Sunday
- 7 November, Saturday
8 November, Sunday
9 November, Monday — Dhanteras
10 November, Tuesday — Naraka Chaturdashi or Big Family Get together
11 November, Wednesday—Diwali (Lakshmi Puja)
12 November, Thursday—Diwali (Balipratipada)
13 November, Friday—Diwali (Bhaidooj)
14 November, Saturday
15 November, Sunday
- 24 December, Thursday — Eid-e-Milad
25 December, Friday — Christmas
26 December, Saturday
27 December, Sunday
So well, that’s 14 long weekends in all, and if you decide to turn religious/patriotic/terminally ill at the right points in time you’re going to be having one hell of a year. As for me? Looks like I just turned myself into Long Weekend Prison by showing all my cards, hopefully HR won’t notice!