外文标题：At 21, India has the most public holidays in world
MUMBAI: The popular perception may be that office-goers in developing nations are holiday-deprived, but their calendars tell a different story. India, for one, has the highest number of public holidays per year and close on her heels are her Asian neighbours like Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia.
India stands alone at the top with around 21 days each year, even more depending on which state one lives in, said a study done by an online travel portals. The study compared the number of public holidays enjoyed by the work force of different nationalities.
"In the Asia/Pacific region, the Philippines follows with 18 and then there is China, Hong Kong with 17 holidays each. Thailand receives 16, 15 in Malaysia and Vietnam, 14 for Indonesia, 13 in Taiwan and South Korea, 11 in Singapore and 10 in Australia and New Zealand,'' said Joachim Holte, Chief Marketing Officer of Wego.
Europeans don't fare too badly with Sweden and Lithuania offering the most at 15 (the latter with an additional 28 days of paid leave), followed by 14 in Slovakia, 13 in Austria, Belgium and Norway and 12 in Finland and Russia. Spain and the UK are not so holiday minded, with only eight. In the United Arab Emirates, another fast developing travel market, you can expect 11 public holidays in 2015.
Thanks to the secularists. Who will start wailing if any holiday is axed.
Pilla Nageshwara (Hyderabad)
Well Indians enjoy more holidays than other countries and the teaching even more. In some Indian schools there will be bad weather holidays also. Other Countries have less holidays and they enjoy extra leaves which they can utilize.
Prem Choony (Hangzhou, China)
That's great for those working in the government office.
Zokhuma Lushai (Aizawl. Mizoram)
Some years later Modi's birthday will be included in a holiday list. as 'Modi Jayanti'. That will make 22 holidays in India.
Bhartiya Manohar (London)
This 21 holiday may be for central or state goverment employee. The corporate employee have 8-12 public holiday per years. Government employee actually laibility on nation
what is left unsaid is: India is the only country which has holidays for all the 4-5 religions
Thease 21holidays are governament office only not for pvt sector.
Honest Citizen (CHENNAI)
If Saturday is taken into consideration, it is less than other countries. As govt works on Saturday so do some private enterprises.
dont forget most of india works 6 days a week, 12 hours a day compare to developed countries 40 hours week ...
NK Gopal (Mumbai)
There are two issues. First, the number of working days in a week. The second being the difference between government and the private sector.