BBC: Want more time off? Live here


SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) What is the key to work satisfaction? While some may say it is job stability or a hefty paycheck, the answer may lie in another factor — the number of public holidays your country observes.

According to a survey by human resources consulting firm Mercer LLC, countries including India and Colombia have the most public holidays, while Mexico has the least.

But how do these numbers correlate to workplace fulfillment? BBC Capital compares Mercer’s survey results with data from HSBC’s Expat Explorer. Scroll through to learn more.



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