Did you once get out of the bed, walking to school only to discover that nobody’s in there? Then it was most likely because of national holidays! Don’t worry, we brought you the list of Czechia’s national holidays so you can’t miss it next time.

1st of January New Year’s Day and Day of the Restoration of the Independent Czech State Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
2nd of April Good Friday  
5th of April Easter Monday  
1st of May Labor Day  
8th of May Day of Victory (Liberation) 1945, the end of the European part of World War II.
5th of July Saints Cyril and Methodius’ Day In 863, Church teachers St. Cyril (Constantine) and Metoděj (Methodius) came from the Balkans to Great Moravia to propagate Christian faith and literacy.
6th of July Jan Hus Day The religious reformer Jan Hus was burned at the stake in 1415.
28th of September Czech Statehood Day


In 935, St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, now patron of the Czech State, was murdered by his brother.
28th of October Czech Independence Day Independence Day and Creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918.
17th of November Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution.
24th of December Christmas Eve  
25th of December Christmas Day  
26th of December St. Stephen’s Day (Czech: “The Second Christmas Day”)  


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