Public holidays in the Czech Republic

Public holidays in the Czech Republic

Public holidays in the Czech Republic

DateEnglish NameCzech NameRemarks
1 January Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State; New Year's Day"Den obnovy samostatného českého státu; Nový rok"The independent Czech Republic was created in 1993, after dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
March, AprilEaster Monday"Velikonoční pondělí"Easter is celebrated for two days (Sunday and Monday) in the Czech Republic
1 MayLabour Day"Svátek práce"
8 MayLiberation Day"Den vítězství" or "Den osvobození"1945, the end of European part of the World War II
5 JulySaints Cyril and Methodius Day"Den slovanských věrozvěstů Cyrila a Metoděje"In 863, Church teachers SS. Cyril (Constantine) and Metoděj (Methodius) came to Great Moravia to propagate Christian faith.
6 JulyJan Hus Day"Den upálení mistra Jana Husa"The religious reformer Jan Hus was burned at the stake in 1415.
28 SeptemberSt. Wenceslas Day (Czech Statehood Day)"Den české státnosti"In 935, St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, now patron of the Czech State, was murdered by his brother.
28 OctoberIndependent Czechoslovak State Day"Den vzniku samostatného československého státu"Creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918.
17 NovemberStruggle 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 DecemberChristmas Eve"Štědrý den"Christmas is celebrated during the evening of the 24th.
25 DecemberChristmas Day"1. svátek vánoční"
26 DecemberSt. Stephen's Day (Czech: "The Second Christmas Day")"2. svátek vánoční"


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