Public Holidays in Prague

It's always a good idea to check the public holidays before going on holday, as these dates could change your plans while in the city.

To make the most of your holidays in the Czech Republic, it is a good idea to check the country’s public holidays before getting to the destination.

Public holidays

  • New Year’s Day / Restoration of the Czech Independence Day (in 1993): 1 January
  • Good Friday: (date changes from year to year)
  • Easter Monday: (date changes from year to year)
  • May Day: 1 May
  • Victory in Europe Day: 8 May (Ceasefire between the Czech resistance and the German army in 1945)
  • Saint Cyril and Methodius: 5 July (Commemorates the two saints who devised the first Slavic alphabet in 863)
  • Jan Hus Day: 6 July (Anniversary of the death of John Hus, the Christian reformer, on the stake)
  • St. Wenceslas Day: 28 September. (Patron saint of the Czech Republic)
  • Independent Czechoslovak State Day: 28 October (Commemorates the founding of Czechoslovakia on 28 October, 1918).
  • Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day: 17 November. In remembrance of the students that demonstrated against the Nazis in 1939 and the Communists in 1989.
  • Christmas Eve: 24 December
  • Christmas Day: 25 December
  • St Stephen’s Day: 26 December