Prague: Public Holidays

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Prague Public Holidays

1 January – New Year’s Day
March/April – Easter Monday
1 May – May Day (Labour Day)
8 May – Victory Day (Liberation from Fascism Day)
May/Jun – White Sunday and Monday
5 July – Cyril and Methodist Day (Introduction of Christianity)
6 July – Death of Jan Hus
28 September – Czech Statehood Day
28 October – Independence Day (Republic Day)
17 November – Democracy Day (velvet revolution 1989)
24 December – Christmas Eve
25 December – Christmas Day
26 December – St. Stephen’s Day and Boxing Day

Public holidays have little or no impact on tourism in Prague. While restaurants and shops open for fewer hours than normal and public transport plies less frequently, nothing comes to a grinding halt on public holidays in the city. Holidays in Prague are seen as an opportunity to earn an extra buck.