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Holiday pay

Make sure you know your holiday entitlements and how to claim your holiday allowance.

 A new holiday act took effect on September 1st 2020. The new act entitles employees to 25 days of holidays with pay. 


The new holiday act introduces the system of concurrent holiday: the holidays accrue on an ongoing basis and can be taken as soon as they have accrued. Under the new holiday act the holiday year begins on September 1st and ends on August 31st the following year. The holiday taking period runs from September 1st to December 31st the following year.


If you change jobs, your right to holiday pay comes with you.

If you move to another country, your holiday pay can be paid out to you before you leave.


If you are entitled to paid holiday and receive a monthly salary, then you will continue to receive your salary during your vacation days. If you are paid by the hour, however, your employer pays your holiday allowance to Feriekonto once every quarter. You can then apply to receive your holiday allowance from Feriekonto.   


More detailed information about holiday pay and how to claim your holiday allowance can be found at Life in Denmark.