HYDERABAD: The string of holidays ahead of weekends, which started in August will continue in October too as Dusshera falls on a Friday. Most festivals after that too are set to be celebrated on Thursday giving employees the opportunity to enjoy a long weekend only with a day’s leave.
Much to the delight of corporate and Central government employees, these kind of weekends are set to be a blessing at least once a month till May 2015.
Diwali (October 29), Guru Nanak Jayanthi (November 6), Christmas, Sankranti (January, 2015), Holi (March, 2015) and May Day are the holidays on Thursdays.
In August, most transport facilities were booked in advance, toppling the plans of many people. Those who were determined to make the most out of the holidays had to shell out heavy amounts.
“We started for Goa on Aug 15. Though we expected a lot of people, the situation there was overwhelming. We could not find accommodation. Only after scouting for a long time did we find one,” a corporate employee Sravan Kumar said.