In August, enjoy one long weekend after another

In August, enjoy one long weekend after another

August can be one big holiday. The month kicks off with a four-day-long weekend for a quick getaway if you take the day off on Friday, August 4, through to Monday, which is Raksha Bandhan. Later, there’s scope to get nine days’ holidays by taking three days off.

Here’s how: After the weekend of August 12-13, the next two days are Janmashtami and Independence Day. Take a day off on Wednesday and you could avail of Jamshed Navroz (Parsi New Year), a restricted holiday, on Thursday, August 17. Another day off on Friday and you are into the next weekend. Ganesh Chaturthi on Friday, August 25, creates yet another opportunity for a relaxed three-day weekend.

HOLIDAYS GALORE
August 5-6: Weekend
August 7: Raksha Bandhan
August 12-13: Weekend (Saturday-Sunday)
August 14: Janmashtami
August 15: Independence Day
August 17: Parsi New Year (restricted holiday)
August 25: Ganesh Chaturthi
August 26-27: Weekend (Saturday-Sunday)

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