Czech Republic Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Czech Republic is a country located in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast
  • Employee are entitled for a paid day off on national public holidays. If he / she work on that day, employer requires to paying overtime pay and provides another day off holiday
  • Holidays are observed on their calendar date. If holiday falls on Weekend, then the holiday will not move to a weekday
  • Religious based holiday date change every year because it calculated based on the lunar cycle
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    DateDayHoliday
    1 JanSunRestoration Day of the Independent Czech State (Den obnovy samostatného českého státu; Nový rok) - Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
    14 AprFriGood Friday (Velký pátek) - Friday before Easter Sunday. Is public holiday since 2016
    17 AprMonEaster Monday (Velikonoční pondělí) - Monday after Easter Sunday
    1 MaySunLabour Day (Svátek práce) - Celebrate the achievements of workers
    8 MayMonLiberation Day (Den vítězství or Den osvobození) - Signifies the victory of the Allied forces against the Axis forces at the end of World War II in 1945
    14 MaySunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
    5 JulWedSaints 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 JulThursJan Hus Day (Den upálení mistra Jana Husa) - The anniversary of the martyrdom of Jan Hus. The religious reformer Jan Hus was burned at the stake in 1415
    28 SeptThursSt. Wenceslas Day (Den české státnosti) - In 935, St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, now patron of the Czech State, was murdered by his brother
    28 OctSatIndependent Czechoslovak State Day (Den vzniku samostatného československého státu) - Marks the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918
    17 NovFriStruggle 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 DecSunChristmas Eve (Štědrý den) - Christmas presents are opened in the evening on Christmas Eve in Slovakia
    25 DecMonChristmas Day (svátek vánoční) - Commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. First Christmas Holiday
    26 DecTueSt. Stephens Day - Commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr. The Second Christmas Holiday

    DateDayHoliday
    1 JanWedRestoration Day of the Independent Czech State
    21 AprMonEaster Monday
    1 MayThursLabour Day
    8 MayThursLiberation Day
    5 JulSatSt. Cyril and Methodius Day
    6 JulSunJan Hus Day
    28 SeptSunSt. Wenceslas Day
    28 OctTueFoundation of the Independent Czechoslovak State
    17 NovMonStruggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
    24 DecWedChristmas Eve
    25 DecThursChristmas Eve
    26 DecFriSt. Stephens Day

    DateDayHoliday
    1 JanThursRestoration Day of the Independent Czech State
    6 AprMonEaster Monday
    1 MayFriLabour Day
    8 MayFriLiberation Day
    5 JulSunSt. Cyril and Methodius Day
    6 JulMonJan Hus Day
    28 SeptMonSt. Wenceslas Day
    28 OctWedFoundation of the Independent Czechoslovak State
    17 NovTueStruggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
    24 DecThursChristmas Eve
    25 DecFriChristmas Eve
    26 DecSatSt. Stephens Day

    DateDayHoliday
    1 JanFriRestoration Day of the Independent Czech State
    28 MarMonEaster Monday
    1 MaySunLabour Day
    8 MaySunLiberation Day
    5 JulTueSt. Cyril and Methodius Day
    6 JulWedJan Hus Day
    28 SeptWedSt. Wenceslas Day
    28 OctFriFoundation of the Independent Czechoslovak State
    17 NovThursStruggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
    24 DecSatChristmas Eve
    25 DecSunChristmas Eve
    26 DecMonSt. Stephens Day

    DateDayHoliday
    1 JanMonRestoration Day of the Independent Czech State (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia)
    30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
    2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
    1 MayTueLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
    8 MayTueLiberation Day (The end of World War II in Europe)
    13 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
    5 JulThursSt. Cyril and Methodius Day (Slavic missionaries Cyril (Constantine) and Metod (Methodius) came to Great Moravia)
    6 JulFriJan Hus Day (The anniversary of the martyrdom of Jan Hus)
    28 SeptFriSt. Wenceslas Day (Day of the Czech statehood)
    28 OctSunFoundation of the Independent Czechoslovak State (Marks the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918)
    17 NovSatStruggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Commemorating student demonstrations in 1939 and 1989)
    24 DecMonChristmas Eve (Christmas presents are opened in the evening on Christmas Eve in Slovakia)
    25 DecTueChristmas Eve (First Christmas Holiday)
    26 DecWedSt. Stephens Day (Second Christmas Holiday)

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