May 05, 2004

Dutch public holidays

I've known for a while that public holidays in this country are lost if they fall on a weekend. In Australia, if they do fall on a public holiday, the Friday or Monday automatically become a public holiday, usually leading to plenty of extra long weekends.

However, in the Netherlands, this is not the case. If it happens, then it's tough titties, you lose it. Normally it's not such a big deal, but this year it's a nasty one. With Christmas, Boxing Day (here called 2nd Christmas) and New Years day all falling on a weekend, there are absolutely no free days at all over the Christmas period this year.

Time to reason with the boss. I'm still going away for Christmas.

Posted by Ben at May 5, 2004 09:27 PM
Comments
Post a comment









Remember personal info?






Recent Entries
- Linux on an HP Compaq NC6400
- Sodium in water? Bah..try Caesium!
- I'm off to Lugradio
- Food for thought...
- Replacing ugly Helvetica fonts in Xorg
Support me...

Contact
Email me: bb@bb.cactii.net
Current...
NL time:16:21
Book: Assassini (Thomas Gifford)
Amazon wish list
Search the web
Google