Your 2019 public holiday and long-weekend planning made easy

The year ahead is dotted with more than enough opportunities to take a break. Oh the places you can go. 

In keeping with the motto of taking shorter breaks more often, we're into doing ALL the planning required to make this happen. 

If you were caught by surprise by last year's short than usual summer holiday break, then we've got just the details you need to avoid any "oh crap, what am I going to do with the kids during the holidays, allowing you to switch on the Out of Office with ease as you enjoy making meaningful, holiday memories.

The next long-weekend that should be on your radar is for Human Rights Day, 21 March - which falls on a Thursday this year. Book a day's leave for the Friday and you're all set for four days of holiday bliss. If you're a parent, keep in mind the school holidays start from 15 March until 1 April. 

SEE: 27 Ways to take shorter breaks more often across Mzansi

That said, here's all you need to know about the key holiday periods to plan around in 2019.   

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