Public Holidays, School Year

Public holidays and other holidays are proclaimed by law in the Czech Republic. The following days are declared to be public holidays:

1 January Restoration of the Independent Czech State, Establishment of the Czech Republic in 1993
8 May Victory Day, End of World War II
5 July Saints Cyril and Methodius Day
6 July Jan Hus Day
28 September Czech Statehood Day, St. Wenceslas Day
28 October Independent Czechoslovak State Day
17 November Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day

In labour-law terms, the following “other holidays” have the same meaning:

1 January New Year
19 April 2019 Good Friday
22 April 2019 Easter Monday
1 May Labour Day
24 December Christmas Eve
25 December Christmas Day
26 December St. Stephen’s Day

Public holidays and other holidays are non-working days.

Holidays in the school year 2018/2019 (in elementary schools, secondary schools, elementary art schools and conservatories)

Beginning of the school year: 3 September 2018
End of the first half-year: 31 January 2019
End of the second half-year: 28 June 2019
Autumn holidays: 29 to 30 October 2018
Beginning of Christmas holidays: 22 December 2018
End of Christmas holidays: 2 January 2019
Half-year holidays: 1 February 2019
Spring holidays: 11 February – 17 February 2019 (spring holidays depend on where the school is located; the above dates apply to the districts of Blansko, Brno-city, Brno-suburb, Břeclav, Domažlice, Hodonín, Karviná, Louny, Prague 1-5, Tachov, Vyškov and Znojmo)
Easter holidays: 18 to 19 April 2019
Beginning of the main holidays: 29 June 2019
End of the main holidays: 1 September 2019
Beginning of the school year 2019/2020: 2 September 2019


    Labour Office of the Czech Republic
    Regional branch in Brno
    Rosice contact office Tyršova 75
    665 01 Rosice u Brna

    JUDr. Daniela Kubišová