India has the most number of public holidays at around 21 days each year, even more depending on which state you live in. In the Asia/Pacific region, the Philippines follows with 18, 17 for China and Hong Kong, 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.
China is not only one of the fastest growing travel segments in the world, their government makes it easy for workers to take longer breaks. Should the year’s public holidays fall on a weekend the government swaps the official dates with weekdays, maximising time off. So this year, the total of 17 public holidays equates to 28 days off. Similarly the Taiwanese total of 13 public holidays results in 29 days off inclusive of weekends.
Planning your vacation in 2015? Below are a list of public holiday calendars for India, the Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, the UAE.