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 in Prague
- 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