This year Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Friday, and Boxing Day and 2 January fall on a Saturday.
There are no special rules for Christmas Day or New Year’s Day this year; these public holidays are observed on the days they fall. Special rules will apply to Boxing Day and 2 January because they fall on a Saturday.
For employees who normally work on a Saturday, Boxing Day and the 2 January are observed on that day. For employees who normally do not work on a Saturday, Boxing Day and 2 January are transferred to the following Monday (28 December 2009 and 4 January 2010), if Monday would be a normal working day for the employee.
An employee cannot be entitled to more than four public holidays over the Christmas and New Year period, regardless of his or her work pattern.
Use our Holidays Online Tool to work out entitlements for public holidays, and sickness and bereavement leave.