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Concurrent holiday

Concurrent holiday

The new Danish Holiday Act comes into force on 1 September 2020, and you will move to concurrent holiday. See what this means for you in this overview (only available in Danish).


Concurrent holiday 

See an overview of the new concurrent holiday (only available in Danish).

The new holiday regulations mean that you as an employee  in the future can take holiday as you accrue it (concurrent holiday). Holidays is accrued from 1 September to 31 August (the holiday year).

Holiday can be taken at the same time as it is earned and up to 16 months after, i.e. can be taken in the period 1 September to 31 December (the holiday period). You will continue to accrue 2.08 days of holiday per month, i.e. 25 holidays per year.


Special holidays (The holiday agreement applying to state-employed staff)

The special holidays are not covered by the Danish Holiday Act. The participants in the labour market covered by this agreement have negotiated terms regarding how special holidays will be accrued and taken. There are no changes! This applies therefore to special holiday days accrued in the calendar year and taken in the year after from 1 May to 30 April. You earn 0.42 special holidays per month you work at SDU which gives you 5 special holidays a year.

State’s holiday guidance (December 2019) (only available in Danish) provides answers to questions regarding accrued holiday, instances in which you are prevented from taking holiday, payment, transfer, regulations upon retiring.

Holiday agreement
(only available in Danish).
Guidelines for planning, notification of and organising ordinary leave during the holiday period 2020/2021
(1 September 2020 – 31 December 2021)
Internal circular dated 13 January 2020 (2nd edition): Concerning guidelines for planning, notifications and taking holidays/special holidays.


Details in the new Danish Holiday Act

The details in the new Danish Holiday Act concerning, amongst other things, instances in which you are prevented from taking holiday, transfer of holiday, SDU IT support etc. will continue to be provided and updated here on this webpage as the transfer to concurrent holiday approaches.

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Last Updated 03.03.2021