There’s no question that the long Easter weekend is one of our favourite times of year... and not just because it’s suddenly acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast. With four whole days off work, we can properly relax, spend quality time with family and friends and do something indulgent just for ourselves (apart from eating chocolate for breakfast). In Denmark, we believe in making the most of every minute of our precious weekend so we live for the long Easter break and don’t want to waste a second, celebrating with a huge feast we call the påskefrokost. So follow the Danish way, start making plans now and look forward to four days you’ll never forget...

Try A Staycation - In Denmark, we love to spend spare weekends at holiday cabins by the sea, just a short hop from Copenhagen but a world away from daily stress. Without hours spent travelling, we can be unwinding with a Carlsberg in the fresh air in no time, which is just the way we like it. So this Easter, throw a bag in the car, head out of the city and get your holiday started in less time than it takes to go through airport security.

Treat Yourself – For us Danes, hygge means enjoying life’s simple pleasures, devoting time to ourselves and indulging guilt-free. So we reckon four days off allows for maximum, much-needed me-time. Think taking time over fresh coffee with a stack of papers, a long walk in the fresh air listening to a new podcast and getting friends over for a Carlsberg when no one has to get up in the morning. Round it off by treating yourself to tickets to your favourite music festival this summer to give you something to look forward to once you’re back at your desk...

Do Nothing... Together – Forget the list of DIY jobs you’ve been putting off. They’ll still be there after Easter and will be just as tedious then. Instead, copy us Danes and prioritise family time. Stock the fridge with everyone’s favourite food and drinks then ask everyone to suggest their dream days and work your way through the wish lists. We’re thinking marathon box set sessions with unlimited popcorn, long evenings chatting over dinner with all phones turned off and (hopefully) soaking up the year’s first rays of sunshine in the garden with a cold beer. Bliss.

Get More Holiday For Less – Need more than four days to wind down? Make a dent on your bucket list and go somewhere you’ve always dreamt of without sacrificing much of your holiday allowance. Book just four days off from work either before or after the long weekend and you’ll get a glorious ten-day holiday. Or use up eight days leave to give yourself a whopping 16-day break. Just remember to bring your colleagues some duty-free treats when you return...