Public Holidays in Czech Republic in 2016

Czech Republic Upcoming Public Holidays in Czech Republic

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

24 December 2016 This National holiday is in 18 days. Celebrated with a holy supper of twelve dishes representing the twelve apostles.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 19 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

St Stephens Day
St. Stephens day

26 December 2016 This National holiday is in 20 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

Czech Republic List of National Public holidays of Czech Republic in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago
Sunday May 08 May 8 Liberation Day The end of World War II in Europe
Sunday May 08 May 8 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Tuesday July 05 Jul 5 St Cyril and Methodius Day Slavic missionaries Cyril (Constantine) and Metod (Methodius) came to Great Moravia
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Jan Hus Day The anniversary of the martyrdom of Jan Hus
Wednesday September 28 Sep 28 St Wenceslas Day Day of the Czech statehood
Friday October 28 Oct 28 Foundation of the independent Czechoslovak State Marks the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918
Thursday November 17 Nov 17 Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day Commemorating student demonstrations in 1939 and 1989
Saturday December 24 Dec 24 Christmas Eve Christmas presents are opened in the evening on Christmas Eve in Slovakia
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day First Christmas Holiday
Monday December 26 Dec 26 St Stephens Day Second Christmas Holiday


National Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • Holidays are observed on their calendar date. If the date of a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the holiday will not be moved to a weekday.

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