Public holidays in the Czech Republic

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Public holidays in the Czech Republic

Date English Name Czech Name Remarks
1 January Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State; New Year's Day Den obnovy samostatného českého státu; Nový rok The independent Czech Republic was created in 1993, after dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
March, April Easter Monday Velikonoční pondělí Easter is celebrated for two days (Sunday and Monday) in the Czech Republic
1 May Labour Day Svátek práce  
8 May Liberation Day Den vítězství or Den osvobození 1945, the end of the European part of World War II
5 July Saints Cyril and Methodius Day Den slovanských věrozvěstů Cyrila a Metoděje In 863, Church teachers St. Cyril (Constantine) and Metoděj (Methodius) came from the Balkans to Great Moravia to propagate Christian faith and literacy.
6 July Jan Hus Day Den upálení mistra Jana Husa The religious reformer Jan Hus was burned at the stake in 1415.
28 September St. Wenceslas Day (Czech Statehood Day) Den české státnosti In 935, St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, now patron of the Czech State, was murdered by his brother.
28 October Independent Czechoslovak State Day Den vzniku samostatného československého státu Creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918.
17 November 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.
24 December Christmas Eve Štědrý den Christmas is celebrated during the evening of the 24th.
25 December Christmas Day 1. svátek vánoční  
26 December St. Stephen's Day (Czech: "The Second Christmas Day") 2. svátek vánoční  

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