Public_holidays_in_the_Czech_Republic

Public holidays in the Czech Republic

Public holidays in the Czech Republic

Date English Name Czech Name Remarks
1 January Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State; New Year's DayDen obnovy samostatného českého státu; Nový rokThe independent Czech Republic was created in 1993, after dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
March, AprilEaster MondayVelikonoční pondělíEaster is celebrated for two days (Sunday and Monday) in the Czech Republic
1 MayLabour DaySvátek práce 
8 MayLiberation DayDen vítězství or Den osvobození1945, the end of European part of the World War II
5 JulySaints Cyril and Methodius DayDen slovanských věrozvěstů Cyrila a MetodějeIn 863, Church teachers SS. Cyril (Constantine) and Metoděj (Methodius) came to Great Moravia to propagate Christian faith.
6 JulyJan Hus DayDen upálení mistra Jana HusaThe religious reformer Jan Hus was burned at the stake in 1415.
28 SeptemberSt. Wenceslas Day (Czech Statehood Day)Den české státnostiIn 935, St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, now patron of the Czech State, was murdered by his brother.
28 OctoberIndependent Czechoslovak State DayDen vzniku samostatného československého státuCreation of Czechoslovakia in 1918.
17 NovemberStruggle for Freedom and Democracy DayDen boje za svobodu a demokraciiCommemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution.
24 DecemberChristmas EveŠtědrý denChristmas is celebrated during the evening of the 24th.
25 DecemberChristmas Day1. svátek vánoční 
26 DecemberSt. Stephen's Day (Czech: "The Second Christmas Day")2. svátek vánoční 

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