Annual leave and public holidays

Annual leave

Adobe provides time off so you can relax and recharge. Please make arrangements with your manager before taking time off.

How much you earn

Adobe encourages you to use your full annual leave each year to rest and rejuvenate.

The amount of annual leave you earn is based on how long you’ve been with Adobe:

# of times entering into 1st DecemberDays of paid annual leave
1st time entering December 1 (except hired on December 1; please refer to example #2)12
2nd time entering December 114
3rd time entering December 116
4th time entering December 118
5th or more time entering December 120

If you are a new hire, your number of annual leave days will be based on the month you joined Adobe:

  • December–May: 10 days
  • June–August: 6 days
  • September–November: 4 days

Example #1

An employee who joins Adobe on September 1, 2024 would be entitled to 4 days until November 30, 2024. On December 1, 2024, the employee would be entitled to 12 days.

Example # 2

An employee who joins Adobe on December 1, 2024 would be entitled to 10 days until November 30, 2025. On December 1, 2025, the employee would be entitled to 12 days.

Schedule your annual leave in advance with your manager, and then submit your request through Workday.


  • All PTO days will be granted up front on December 1 each year, or on your hire date if you are hired midyear.
  • Unused days at the end of the current fiscal year may be carried forward only to the next fiscal year.
  • The maximum days that you can carry forward to the next fiscal year is equal to your entitlement of the current fiscal year.
  • Unused PTO upon termination will not be paid out.

Company break periods

Adobe takes two company breaks each year, during Golden Week and New Year’s. The dates are fixed each year:

  • Year End and New Year’s (from December 27 through January 1)
  • Golden Week (from April 29 through May 5)

2024 public holidays

All Adobe employees are eligible for national holidays stipulated in the “National Holidays Act.”

January 1New Year’s Day
January 2Adobe Paid Holiday
January 3Adobe Paid Holiday
January 4Adobe Paid Holiday
January 8Coming of Age Day
February 12National Foundation Day (in lieu of February 11)
February 23Emperor’s Birthday
March 20Vernal Equinox Day
April 29Showa Day
April 30Adobe Paid Holiday
May 1Adobe Paid Holiday
May 2Green Day (in lieu of May 4)
May 3Constitution Day
May 6Children’s Day (in lieu of May 5)
July 15Marine Day
August 12Mountain Day (in lieu of August 11)
September 16Respect for the Aged Day
September 23Autumnal Equinox Day (in lieu of September 22)
October 14Sports Day
November 4National Culture Day (in lieu of November 3)
November 22Labor Thanksgiving Day(in lieu of November 23)
December 27Adobe Paid Holiday
December 30Adobe Paid Holiday
December 31Adobe Paid Holiday
January 1, 2025New Year’s Day 2025

Global wellbeing days

We hope you use this time for taking a break, giving back, thinking creatively, or whatever else you may need to do to take care of yourself.


Friday, February 9
Friday, March 29
Monday, May 6
Monday, July 1
Friday, September 20
Friday, October 25

If it’s not possible for you to take these days off due to business-critical obligations, please work with your manager to schedule your time off on another day. If the global wellbeing day falls on a public holiday, we do not offer an alternative day off in lieu.