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30 countries where workers enjoy most holidays

Last updated on: May 17, 2013 10:14 IST

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While many Indians think that we have most annual leaves and public holidays, a recent survey conducted by Hotels.com reveals that this assumption is not true.

There are many countries that give more annual leaves and public holidays than India.

Let's take a look at 30 countries, including India, that have most holidays.

Source: Hotels.com

Russia

Annual leave: 28

Public holidays: 12

Total holidays: 40

Global rank: 1

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Image: Workers clean snow from Red Square in front of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.
Photographs: Reuters
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Italy

Annual leave: 24

Public holidays: 12

Total holidays: 36

Global rank: 2

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Image: An aerial view of St Peter's Square in Rome, Italy.
Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters
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Sweden

Annual leave: 25

Public holidays: 11

Total holidays: 36

Global rank: 3

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Image: A view of Stockholm in Sweden.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters
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Finland

Annual leave: 25

Public holidays: 10

Total holidays: 35

Global rank: 4

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Image: Tourists take part in a reindeer safari at Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, northern Finland.
Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters
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France

Annual leave: 25

Public holidays: 10

Total holidays: 35

Global rank: 5

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Image: People walk past the Printemps department store in Paris, France.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters
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Norway

Annual leave: 25

Public holidays: 10

Total holidays: 35

Global rank: 6

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Image: Royal Palace at the end of Karl Johans Gate in Oslo, Norway.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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Brazil

Annual leave: 30

Public holidays: 5

Total holidays: 35

Global rank: 7

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Image: A view of Refice, northeast Brazil.
Photographs: Bruno Domingos/Reuters
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Denmark

Annual leave: 25

Public holidays: 9

Total holidays: 34

Global rank: 8

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Image: Nyhavn canal, part of the Copenhagen Harbor and home to many bars and restaurants, in Denmark.
Photographs: Teis Hald Jensen/Reuters
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Spain

Annual leave: 22

Public holidays: 12

Total holidays: 34

Global rank: 9

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Image: Tourists stroll along Barcelona's harbour in Spain.
Photographs: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters
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Colombia

Annual leave: 15

Public holidays: 18

Total holidays: 33

Global rank: 10

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Image: A view of illuminated Christmas decorations at Monserrate church in Bogota, Colombia.
Photographs: John Vizcaino/Reuters
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New Zealand

Annual leave: 20

Public holidays: 11

Total holidays: 31

Global rank: 11

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Image: A view of Auckland from atop the Sky Tower in New Zealand.
Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
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Australia

Annual leave: 20

Public holidays: 10

Total holidays: 30

Global rank: 12

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Image: Shoppers at an outdoor mall in Melbourne, Australia.
Photographs: Mick Tsikas/Reuters

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Argentina

Annual leave: 10

Public holidays: 19

Total holidays: 29

Global rank: 13

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Image: A view of Buenos Aires' 9 de Julio Avenue with the Obelisk in the background in Argentina.
Photographs: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
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Germany

Annual leave: 20

Public holidays: 9

Total holidays: 29

Global rank: 14

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Image: A view of Frankfurt in Germany.
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
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Ireland

Annual leave: 20

Public holidays: 9

Total holidays: 29

Global rank: 15

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Image: A woman cycles past the 'Coffee To Get Her' restaurant near Dublin city centre, which becomes a bar and club in the evenings, in Ireland.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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Switzerland

Annual leave: 20

Public holidays: 9

Total holidays: 29

Global rank: 16

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Image: Zurich's main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse in Switzerland.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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United Kingdom

Annual leave: 20

Public holidays: 8

Total holidays: 28

Global rank: 17

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Image: Traffic on the road and the Thames passes the Houses of Parliament in London, United Kingdom.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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South Korea

Annual leave: 15

Public holidays: 12

Total holidays: 27

Global rank: 18

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Image: Part of Gangnam area is seen down the Han River in Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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The Netherlands

Annual leave: 20

Public holidays: 7

Total holidays: 27

Global rank: 19

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Image: Cyclists visit a Dutch tulip field in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters
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India

Annual leave: 21

Public holidays: 5

Total holidays: 26

Global rank: 20

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Image: A horse-cart passes in front of the Queen Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.
Photographs: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters
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Japan

Annual leave: 10

Public holidays: 16

Total holidays: 26

Global rank: 21

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Image: Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters
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Hong Kong

Annual leave: 7

Public holidays: 16

Total holidays: 23

Global rank: 22

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Image: A visitor takes a picture in front of Two IFC, Hong Kong's highest commercial building, at the business central district.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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Malaysia

Annual leave: 8

Public holidays: 14

Total holidays: 22

Global rank: 23

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Image: A view of the KLCC Park in central Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Photographs: Sim Wei Yang/Reuters
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Thailand

Annual leave: 6

Public holidays: 15

Total holidays: 21

Global rank: 24

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Image: A skytrain passes over vehicles on road in Bangkok, Thailand.
Photographs: Kerek Wongsa/Reuters
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The United States

Annual leave: 10

Public holidays: 10

Total holidays: 20

Global rank: 25

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Image: Brooklyn Bridge, right, and Manhattan Bridge seen from the 90th storey of One World Trade Center in New York, United States.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Taiwan

Annual leave: 7

Public holidays: 12

Total holidays: 19

Global rank: 26

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Image: Taipei 101 in Taiwan.
Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters
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Singapore

Annual leave: 7

Public holidays: 11

Total holidays: 18

Global rank: 27

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Image: A view of financial district in Singapore.
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China

Annual leave: 5

Public holidays: 11

Total holidays: 16

Global rank: 28

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Image: A view shows vehicles travelling on intersections at night in downtown Shanghai, China.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
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Canada

Annual leave: 10

Public holidays: 5

Total holidays: 15

Global rank: 29

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Image: A worker cleans away snow around the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada.
Photographs: Christopher Pike/Reuters
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Mexico

Annual leave: 7

Public holidays: 6

Total holidays: 13

Global rank: 30


Image: Ice skaters on a rink in Mexico City's Zocalo square.
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