This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Czech Republic. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State Public holiday

Anniversary of Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1st January 1993 and also the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

March 6 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Observance

Christian holy day of prayer, fasting and repentance, it falls on the first day of Lent

March 8 Friday International Women's Day Observance

It is a day that celebrates womanhood and also women's solidarity in the struggle for emancipation.

April 14 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance

Christian feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 8 Wednesday Victory in Europe Day Public holiday

V Day is celebrated to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Observance

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 1 Saturday Children's Day Observance

A day recognized to celebrate children.

June 10 Monday Whit Monday Observance

Christian holiday celebrated the day after Pentecost.

June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Third Sunday in June in many countries

June 16 Sunday Trinity Sunday Observance

Celebration of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It falls on the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Western Christian liturgical calendar, and the Sunday of Pentecost in Eastern Christianity.

July 5 Friday Saints Cyril and Methodius Public holiday

Saints Cyril and Methodius are revered as national saints and their name day, "Sts Cyril and Methodius Day" is a national holiday in Czech Republic.

July 6 Saturday Jan Hus Day Public holiday

Remembrance of the burning of reformer Jan Hus in 1415.

September 28 Saturday St. Wenceslas Day Public holiday

A Czech national holiday, reminder of the murder of St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia in 935.

October 28 Monday Independent Czechoslovak State Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the Creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918.

November 17 Sunday Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day Public holiday

Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Public holiday

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday St Stephen's Day Public holiday

The Feast of Saint Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr

Holidays in Czech Republic in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Czech Republic. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State Public holiday

Anniversary of Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1st January 1993 and also the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

March 6 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Observance

Christian holy day of prayer, fasting and repentance, it falls on the first day of Lent

March 8 Friday International Women's Day Observance

It is a day that celebrates womanhood and also women's solidarity in the struggle for emancipation.

April 14 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance

Christian feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 8 Wednesday Victory in Europe Day Public holiday

V Day is celebrated to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Observance

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 1 Saturday Children's Day Observance

A day recognized to celebrate children.

June 10 Monday Whit Monday Observance

Christian holiday celebrated the day after Pentecost.

June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Third Sunday in June in many countries

June 16 Sunday Trinity Sunday Observance

Celebration of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It falls on the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Western Christian liturgical calendar, and the Sunday of Pentecost in Eastern Christianity.

July 5 Friday Saints Cyril and Methodius Public holiday

Saints Cyril and Methodius are revered as national saints and their name day, "Sts Cyril and Methodius Day" is a national holiday in Czech Republic.

July 6 Saturday Jan Hus Day Public holiday

Remembrance of the burning of reformer Jan Hus in 1415.

September 28 Saturday St. Wenceslas Day Public holiday

A Czech national holiday, reminder of the murder of St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia in 935.

October 28 Monday Independent Czechoslovak State Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the Creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918.

November 17 Sunday Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day Public holiday

Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Public holiday

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday St Stephen's Day Public holiday

The Feast of Saint Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr

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