The summer holiday season is winding down. But last Monday, Americans got to enjoy one last hurrah. A federal holiday – Columbus Day.
But can we afford all these days off? And how does America compare with the rest of the world?
Well, the consulting firm Mercer ranks countries by the number of holidays each requires by law. The data confirms a number of commonly held stereotypes (and there a few surprises). Take a look. Top of the list is the United Kingdom, with 28 statutory holidays. Nine of the top ten countries are, of course, in Europe who love La Dolce Vita. Eight of those are in Western Europe.
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