Holidays and shortened workdays in Estonia 2021-2022

Holidays and shortened workdays in Estonia 2021-2022

4. January 2021, 14:50 in Useful
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Among friends and colleagues the conversation topics often includes the discussion of days-off and shortened workdays. Hereby the public holidays of the years 2021-2022 (days-off) and shortened workdays are presented. Share information with colleagues and friends.

Public holidays in 2021 (days off)

 
1st January – New Year’s Day (Friday)
24th February – Independence Day, Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia (Wednesday)
2nd April – Good Friday (Friday)
4th April – Easter Sunday (Sunday)
1st May – Labour Day (Saturday)
23rd May – Whit Sunday (Sunday)
23rd June – Victory Day (Wednesday)
24th June – Midsummer Day (Thursday)
20th August – Day of Restoration of Independence (Friday)
24th December – Christmas Eve (Friday)
25th December – Christmas Day (Saturday)
26th December – Boxing Day (Sunday)

7 are on workdays, 5 at weekends, total 12.

Shortened workdays in 2021

 
23rd February (Tuesday)
22nd June (Tuesday)
23rd December (Thursday)
31st December (Friday)

According to § 53 of the Employment Contracts Act, the workday is 3 hours shorter on that day.

 

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Public holidays in 2022 (days off)

 
1st January – New Year’s Day (Saturday)
24th February – Independence Day, Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia (Thursday)
15th April – Good Friday (Friday)
17th April – Easter Sunday (Sunday)
1st May – Labour Day (Sunday)
5th June – Whit Sunday (Sunday)
23rd June – Victory Day (Thursday)
24th June – Midsummer Day (Friday)
20th August – Day of Restoration of Independence (Saturday)
24th December – Christmas Eve (Saturday)
25th December – Christmas Day (Sunday)
26th December – Boxing Day (Monday)

5 days are on workdays and 7 at weekends.

 

Shortened workdays in 2022

 
23rd February (Wednesday)
22nd June (Wednesday)
23rd December (Friday)
31st December (Saturday)

According to § 53 of the Employment Contracts Act, the workday is 3 hours shorter on that day.

 

Holiday compensation

 
§ 45. Compensation for night work and work done on public holiday

(1) If the working time falls on night-time (from 22:00 to 6:00), the employer shall pay 1.25 times the wages for the work, unless it has been agreed that the wages include remuneration for working at night-time.

(2) If the working time falls on a public holiday, the employer shall pay 2 times the wages for the work.

(3) An employer and employee may agree on compensation for work done at night-time or on a public holiday by granting additional time off, differently from the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this section.

 

Source: Riigi Teataja

Annika Randmann

annika@simplbooks.ee

Annika is involved in digital marketing at SimplBooks and writes about various topics related to accounting, business and software innovation.

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