In many countries, like Sweden, it is common to get public holidays off even if not mandated by law. However this is not always the case. In countries like China, it is less common to get all public holidays off. In Hong Kong, employees get holidays off, but it’s not required that these holidays are paid.
And just because people are given vacation days, it doesn’t mean they take them. For example, in 2013 one in six Japanese workers didn’t take any vacation, and less than half of workers took their full vacation.
Though vacation days may vary based on the region of the country employees work in (or on other factors, such as their job tenure), this infographic will give you a feel for the approximate vacation days in each country. Hands down, employees in France and Brazil are the luckiest, with 41 vacation days per year!