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24 countries with most compulsory holidays

Last updated on: August 29, 2012 08:54 IST

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There are some countries that legally require workers to take vacation.

Let's have a look at these nations, including India, and see which countries rank where.

Source: Infographic by Louis Duncan.

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India

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 12

Global rank: 21

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Image: Guards stand in Mughal gardens surrounding Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
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China

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 5

Global rank: 23

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Image: A man walks in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong.
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The United States

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 0

Global rank: 25

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Austria

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 42

Global rank: 1

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Brazil

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 30

Global rank: 2

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France

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 30

Global rank: 2

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The United Kingdom

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 29

Global rank: 4

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Australia

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 28

Global rank: 5

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Czech republic

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 28

Global rank: 5

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Germany

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 28

Global rank: 5

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Iran

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 28

Global rank: 5

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Russia

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 28

Global rank: 5

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Tanzania

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 28

Global rank: 5

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Kazakhstan

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 24

Global rank: 11

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Saudi Arabia

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 21

Global rank: 12

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South Africa

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 21

Global rank: 12

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Colombia

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 21

Global rank: 12

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Venezuela

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 21

Global rank: 12

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Serbia

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 20

Global rank: 16

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Guatemala

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 15

Global rank: 17

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Canada

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 14

Global rank: 18

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Ecuador

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 14

Global rank: 18

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Vietnam

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 14

Global rank: 18

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Mexico

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 6

Global rank: 22

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Hong Kong

Mandatory leave in calendar year: 5

Global rank: 24


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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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