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Czech Public Holidays

Below please find the list of the Czech Republic public and other holidays. During these days most of the shops, banks and public offices including the Czech diplomatic missions are closed.

Czech National Holidays

1. 1.     - Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State (The independent Czech Republic was created in 1993, after dissolution of Czechoslovakia.)

8. 5.     - Liberation Day (1945, marks the end of the European part of the World War II)

5. 7.     - Day of the Slavic Apostles Cyril and Methodius (In 863, Church teachers St. Cyril (Constantine) and Metoděj (Methodius) came from the Balkans to Great Moravia to propagate Christian faith and literacy.)

6. 7.     - Jan Hus Day (The religious reformer Jan Hus was burned at the stake in 1415.)

28. 9.   - Czech Statehood Day (In 935, St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, now patron of the Czech State, was murdered by his brother.)

28. 10. - Anniversary of the establishment of the independent Czechoslovakia (1918)

17. 11. - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution.)

 

Other Holidays

1. 1.      - New Year’s Day

Movable feast - Easter Holiday (Easter is celebrated from Friday until Monday)

1. 5.      - Labour Day

24. 12. - Christmas Eve

25. 12. - Christmas Day

26. 12. - St. Stephen's Day (in Czech: "The Second Christmas Day")