I love a good national day. There is literally a day dedicated to near enough everything. Burgers, avocados, girlfriends, prosecco (my fave), lipsticks, afternoon tea, EVERYTHING. I'm pretty sure you can just make one and put it in the calendar, if your heart desires.

IMO the best national days involve food (or alcohol) as it gives me a good excuse to stuff myself silly without feeling guilty about eating about said food.

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Calories don't exist when it's their national day, I swear.

However, I think today's theme may have topped them all. Friday the 15th of September marks national 4pm finish day, meaning you could have an extra hour or two added to your weekend. WINNING.

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If you finish at 4pm everyday, you can go away RN. Red Bull are the ones behind the idea, and I am all for it.


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Unfortunately, it's definitely not compulsory, so unless your boss is really, REALLY nice you might not finish any earlier than usual. So don't just walk out the office bang on 4pm today, or you might not have a job to come back to.

The idea is supposed to promote productivity and smart working, rather than procrastinating at your desk for eight hours a day. So tell that to your boss.

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Red Bull claimed: "#4pmFinish isn't about slacking off, it's about being more productive. That's why we've surveyed a range of experts - including a scientist, an ex-sports star and a range of successful entrepreneurs - for their tips on clearing your in-tray."

So if you are one of the lucky ones (I'm guessing just a handful), you better start planning what you're going to do with the extra hours this weekend.

Complete all the rest of that housework and piling paperwork? Or maybe squeeze in a couple of hours of prosecco pong instead?


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I know which I'll be doing!

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at Pretty52. She specialises in Fashion Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications. She is a Journalism and English language graduate of Kingston University, London, and joined the team in 2017.

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