Throughout the year, several public holidays are specific to the Czech Republic so we thought it might be interesting to give you a detailed list of them.
Long weekends are holidays before or after weekends. Or, if the holiday is on Tuesday or Thursday, then you can make it a long weekend by taking Monday or Friday off.
In 2021, there will be no day off on Labor Day on May 1 (Saturday) or a week later on Victory Day (again on Saturday). Christmas holidays on December 25 and 26 are, unfortunately, all on weekends.
However, we can look forward to four long weekends.
The first one falls at the beginning of April (April 2 to April 5), the second one in July (July 3 to 6) for St. Cyril and St Methodius Day and Jan Hus Day.
Two other weekends can be extended on the Czech Statehood Day (September 28), which falls on Tuesday and the Independence Day of Czechoslovak state (October 28) on Thursday.
- 1. 1. Friday, New Year’s Day
- 2. 4. Friday, Good Friday
- 5. 4. Monday, Easter Monday
- 1. 5. Saturday, Labor Day
- 8. 5. Saturday, Liberation Day
- 5. 7. Monday, St Cyril and St Methodius Day
- 6. 7. Tuesday, Jan Hus Day
- 28. 9. Tuesday, Czech Statehood Day
- 28. 10. Thursday, Independence Day
- 17. 11. Wednesday, Freedom and Democracy Day
- 24. 12. Friday, Christmas Eve
- 25. 12. Saturday, Christmas Day
- 26. 12. Sunday, St. Stephen’s Day