Czechs will enjoy nine long weekends during 2017 and totally there are “only” 250 working days.
Easter time will make a four-day weekend from April 14 to April 17. Labor Day (May 1st) and Victory Day (May 8th) both fall on Monday, making two long weekends in a row.
Saints Cyril and Methodius Day and Jan Hus Day on July 5 and 6, can make a five-day weekend (if people take a day off from work); the Day of Czech Statehood (28th September) falls on Thursday to make a four-day weekend.
Winter holidays will make a four-day weekend as December 25th and 26th will fall on Monday and Tuesday.
Public holidays in 2017
Jan. 1: New Year’s Day, Independence Day (Sunday)
April 14: Good Friday
April 17: Easter Monday
May 1: Labor Day (Monday)
May 8: Liberation Day (Monday)
July 5: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day (Wednesday)
July 6: Jan Hus Day (Thursday)
Sept, 28: St. Wenceslas Day, Czech Statehood Day (Thursday)
Oct. 28: Independent Czechoslovak State Day (Saturday)
Nov. 17: Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Friday)
Dec. 24: Christmas Eve, Štědrý den (Sunday)
Dec. 25: Christmas Day, 1. svátek vánoční (Monday)
Dec. 26: St. Stephen’s Day, 2. svátek vánoční (Tuesday)