Holiday

Transfer of holidays or holiday pay

If you have not used all of your holiday, you have the option of transferring the holiday to the next holiday year or having it paid out.

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If you are not allowed to take your holiday before the end of the holiday period on 31 December, you have the option of transferring holiday beyond 20 days to the next holiday period. You do this by making a written agreement with your employer about the transfer of the holiday days before the end of the holiday period on 31 December.

If you hold the 5th holiday week in the holiday holding period 1 September - 31 December, there is no transfer of the holiday.

You must be aware that holidays of up to 4 weeks that have not been taken during the holiday period cannot be transferred and you will therefore lose the holiday unless you are prevented from taking it. Visit borger.dk to learn when you are prevented from taking your holiday. 

You can also receive holiday pay for holidays in addition to 4 weeks paid out, where you have taken 4 weeks holiday in the holiday year and the holiday year has expired per August 31st. Payment of holiday in excess of 4 weeks must be made automatically by the employer at the end of the holiday period per 31 December.

If the holiday pay originates from an employment relationship that has ended at the latest at the end of the holiday period per 31 December, you can have the holiday pay paid regardless of the amount and the number of holiday days. You must fill in a form and send it to the person who is to pay the holiday pay no later than 30 September after the end of the holiday period. You can find the form at borger.dk.

If you have received one or more public benefits during the holiday year (eg unemployment benefits, early retirement pay, flexi-benefit, unemployment benefit), the number of days with the said benefit will be deducted from the holiday days for which you wish to receive the holiday benefit.