Public holidays in Czech 17 September 2011 Go Pushkin

Public holidays in Czech

Czech Republic public holidays

Czech public holidays

January 1 Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State* Den obnovy samostatného českého státu
*The independent Czech Republic was created in 1993.
March-April Easter Monday* Velikonoční pondělí
May 1 Labour Day Svátek práce
May 8 Liberation Day* Den vítězství or Den osvobození
*1945, the end of the European part of World War II
July 5 Saints Cyril and Methodius Day* Den slovanských věrozvěstů Cyrila a Metoděje
*In 863, Church teachers St. Cyril and Metoděj came from the Balkans to Great Moravia to bring Christian faith and literacy
July 6 Jan Hus Day* Den upálení mistra Jana Husa
*Bohemian religious leader Jan Hus was burned at the stake in 1415
September 28 St. Wenceslas Day* Den české státnosti
*In 935, Saint Wenceslas was murdered by his brother Boleslav in Stara Boleslav
October 28 Independent Czechoslovak State Day* Den vzniku samostatného československého státu
*Creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918
November 17 Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day* Den boje za svobodu a demokracii
*Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution
December 24 Christmas Eve Štědrý den
December 25 Christmas Day 1 svátek vánoční
December 26 St. Stephen’s Day 2 svátek vánoční

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