Public holidays 2021
In the following table you will find all 13 public holidays and the exact days that will fall this year.
- 1. 1. 2021 (Friday) – Day of the Restoration of the Independent Czech State / New Year
- 2. 4. 2021 (Friday) – Good Friday
- 5. 4. 2021 (Monday) – Easter Monday
- 1. 5. 2021 (Saturday) – Labor Day
- 8. 5. 2021 (Saturday) – Victory Day
- 5. 7. 2021 (Monday) – Day of Slavic heralds Cyril and Methodius
- 6. 7. 2021 (Tuesday) – Day of burning of Jan Hus
- September 28, 2021 (Tuesday) – Czech Statehood Day
- October 28, 2021 (Thursday) – The day of the establishment of independent Czechoslovakia
- November 17, 2021 (Wednesday) – Day of the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy
- December 24, 2021 (Friday) – Christmas Day
- 25. 12. 2021 (Saturday) – 1st Christmas holiday
- December 26, 2021 (Sunday) – 2nd Christmas holiday
When are the shops closed?
Opening hours shops on public holidays is subject to the Act on Sales Hours in Retail and Wholesale, which came into force on October 1, 2016. It stipulates that shops over 200 square meters must be closed during selected holidays. The following list shows Public Holidayson which the trades will be closed:
- 1. 1. 2021 – New Year – closed
- 5. 4. 2021 – Easter Monday – closed
- 8. 5. 2021 – Victory Day – closed
- September 28, 2021 – Czech Statehood Day – closed
- October 28, 2021 – Day of the establishment of independent Czechoslovakia – closed
- 25. 12. 2021 – 1st Christmas holiday – closed
- December 26, 2021 – 2nd Christmas holiday – closed
Opening hours of shops at Public Holidays may also vary according to current measures in the PES system. Currently, the Czechia is in the PES system at the fifth, ie worst stage of the spread of the disease.
Bazaars, pawn shops and waste repurchases must also remain closed. Compliance with the law is supervised by the CTIA (Czech Trade Inspection Authority) and fines up to one million crowns for non-compliance.
When are the stores open?
Apart from Christmas Day, when shops can only be open until 12:00, people will otherwise be able to enter shops without restrictions on the following days:
- 1. 5. 2021 – Labor Day – open
- 5. 7. 2021 – Day of Slavic heralds Cyril and Methodius – open
- 6. 7. 2021 – Day of burning of Jan Hus – open
- November 17, 2021 – Day of the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy – open
Due to the current situation, you will find the most accurate and always up-to-date information on open trades in the PES system.
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