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
10 April Good Friday
13 April 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 2019/2020 (in elementary schools, secondary schools, elementary art schools and conservatories)

Beginning of the school year: 2 September 2019
End of the first half-year: 30 January 2020
End of the second half-year: 30 June 2020
Autumn holidays: 29 to 30 October 2019
Beginning of Christmas holidays: 23 December 2019
End of Christmas holidays: 3 January 2020
Half-year holidays: 31 January 2020
Spring holidays: 17 February – 23 February 2020 (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: 9 to 10 April 2020
Beginning of the main holidays: 1 July 2020
End of the main holidays: 31 August 2020
Beginning of the school year 2020/2021: 1 September 2020

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

    JUDr. Daniela Kubišová
    daniela.kubisova@bo.mpsv.cz