Why do Swedes have the longest vacation time?

Longest Vacation Time

Vacation in Sweden is something phenomenal. Local residents have 41 paid days annually. The country takes the lead on a global scale.

Nearly two months of the year in total

For many employed workers around the world 41 paid vacation days may sound glorious, but it is only a humble minimum for Swedes. In fact, legally they can be out of office around 2 months of the year. It is calculated with possible absences regarding personal matters, grief leave, public holidays and even a day off when you’re moving house.  

However, the country keeps breaking down the standards: after taking the first 20 holiday days, Swedes are allowed to save remaining time up to five years. In addition, employers are responsible...

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