Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State in Czech Republic in 2020

Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State in Czech Republic in 2020
  How long until Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State?
This holiday next takes place in 164 days.
  Dates of Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State in Czech Republic
2021Czech Republic Fri, Jan 1National Holiday
2020Czech Republic Wed, Jan 1National Holiday
2019Czech Republic Tue, Jan 1National Holiday
2018Czech Republic Mon, Jan 1National Holiday
2017Czech Republic Sun, Jan 1National Holiday
  Summary
On January 1st 1993, Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  Local name
Den obnovy samostatného českého státu

When is Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State?

Always celebrated on January 1st, this holiday marks the date in 1993 when Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

History of Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State

Czechoslovakia had emerged as a sovereign state at the end of World War 1 in 1918. It was briefly split during World War 2, before coming under Soviet rule in 1948. In 1968, it became a federation consisting of the Czech Socialist Republic and the Slovak Socialist Republic.

Communist rule in Czechoslovakia was brought to an end in 1989 as a result of the Velvet Revolution.

Following negotiations between the Slovak and Czech leaders, the way was paved for the disbanding of the federation. In November 1992, the federal parliament of Czechoslovakia voted to dissolve the country on December 31st 1992.

This, the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic officially became separate countries on January 1st 1993. This event has been dubbed the Velvet Divorce.

If it can be described as a divorce, it was an amicable one, with the Czech Republic remaining a close partner with Slovakia.

A law that came into effect at the end of 2016 specifies eight national holidays when stores larger than 200 square meters have to stay closed applies to this holiday.

Translate this page