Public holidays in the Czech Republic

Public holidays in the Czech Republic:[1]

Date English Name Czech Name Remarks
1 January New Year's Day Den obnovy samostatného českého státu; Nový rok Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
March, April Good Friday Velký pátek Good Friday is public holiday since 2016.
March, April Easter Monday Velikonoční pondělí
1 May Labour Day Svátek práce  
8 May Liberation Day Den vítězství or Den osvobození 1945, the end of the European part of World War II
5 July Saints Cyril and Methodius Day Den slovanských věrozvěstů Cyrila a Metoděje In 863, Church teachers St. Cyril (Constantine) and Metoděj (Methodius) came from the Balkans to Great Moravia to propagate Christian faith and literacy.
6 July Jan Hus Day Den upálení mistra Jana Husa The religious reformer Jan Hus was burned at the stake in 1415.
28 September Czech Statehood Day [cs] Den české státnosti In 935, St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, now patron of the Czech State, was murdered by his brother.
28 October Czech Independence Day Den vzniku samostatného československého státu Independence Day and Creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918.
17 November Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day Den boje za svobodu a demokracii Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution.
24 December Christmas Eve Štědrý den Christmas is celebrated during the evening of the 24th.
25 December Christmas Day 1. svátek vánoční  
26 December St. Stephen's Day (Czech: "The Second Christmas Day") 2. svátek vánoční  

See also


  1. ^ "Bank holidays in the Czech Republic". Czech National Bank. Retrieved 19 December 2016.

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