Extra holiday entitlements

Extra holiday entitlements (Feriefridage) are paid holidays in addition to the 5 weeks stipulated by the Holidays Act. They are often referred to as the 6th holiday week.

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Private employees

In principle, you are not entitled to extra holiday entitlements. These are set by a collective agreement or an individual agreement between you and your employer, and the terms of them can be negotiated freely.

Therefore, it is important that you are aware of how your extra holiday allowance is earned, settled, and what happens to it if you resign without it being paid. In many companies, the extra holidays are lost if they are not used during the holiday year.

Government employees

If you are a public employee, you earn 0.42 special holiday days for each month's employment, corresponding to 5 holiday days a year.

If you do not keep the days, they will be reimbursed in cash with 2.5 percent of the holiday pay in the earning year, unless you and your employer agree to transfer them to the following holiday year. If you resign from your position, you must be reimbursed for the days earned.

Employed in a municipality or region

Employees in regions and municipalities are calculated holiday days in hours instead of days. This means that you earn 18.50 holiday hours per. month corresponding to 6 weeks holiday per year.

If you do not take the 6th holiday week, it will be automatically transferred to the next holiday year, unless you have notified your employer no later than 1 October of the holiday year that you want the holiday week paid out.

If you change position to another region or municipality, you can enter into an agreement with the employer that you take the holiday week with you.