We all of course plan our holidays to get the maximum benefit - and the good news in 2017 is that Easter is giving us a helping hand.
That means you can get 18 days off work by using just nine days' holiday.
Good Friday is on April 14 and Easter Monday on April 17, followed by May Bank Holiday on May 1.
So if you finish work on Thursday, April 13 and book holidays until Tuesday, May 2, you only use up nine days of holiday for 18 days off work in total.
That 18 is made up of three bank holidays, six weekend days and just nine in the working week.
Christmas 2017 gives you a similar chance by offering 10 consecutive days off for just three days of holiday.
Christmas Day falls on a Monday, followed by Boxing Day on the Tuesday - another bank holiday.
That's followed by three work days - the three you will book from December 27 to 29 - and then a weekend and another bank holiday - New Year's Day.
Full Bank Holiday list for 2017
Monday, January 2 - New Year's Day substitute
Friday, April 14 - Good Friday
Monday, April 17 - Easter Monday
Monday, May 1 - early May Bank Holiday
Monday, May 29 - Spring Bank Holiday
Monday, August 28 - Summer Bank Holiday
December, 25 (Monday) - Christmas Day
December, 26 (Tuesday) - Boxing Day