Paid vacation days is defined as the minimum mandatory vacation days for an employee who has one year of service with the same employer on the books.
Note that, in some countries, public holidays are strictly bound to the calendar dates, so if they happen on Saturday or Sunday, they are "lost" for that particular year. As a result, the average number of paid extra free days can be lower than our map specifies. For example, in the Czech Republic, where the official number of paid public holidays is 13, the average number of public holidays during working days in the years 2000–2016 was only 8.9 days. In other countries, the public holidays which happen on Saturday or Sunday are moved to the nearest Monday or Friday such as in the United Kingdom or the United States.
The total number of paid leave days refers to the summation of paid vacation days and paid public holidays.