Czech holiday calendar 2024: How many days will you get off next year?

Next year will see 10 out of all 13 public holidays fall on weekdays, guaranteeing extra time off for much of the Czech workforce. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 19.12.2023 12:58:00 (updated on 19.12.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

How many extra days off will you get next year? The Czech National Bank has released a list of all public holidays in Czechia for 2024, giving an overview of when a large part of the Czech labor force can enjoy some added time off.

Czechia has 13 national holidays and, except for Good Friday and Easter Monday, the dates of those holidays are fixed. Next year, like 2023, will see 10 public holidays fall on weekdays.

Notably, 2024 is also a leap year, pushing all public holidays from March onwards an extra weekday back.

In 2024, three holidays (Jan Hus Day, Czech Statehood Day, and Freedom and Democracy Day) fall on a weekend. Unfortunately, Czechia doesn't use the "sliding holiday" (or “day off in lieu”) standard that allows for a Monday off when a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday.

Nevertheless, people in Czechia can still look forward to a three-day weekend in early July, with Saints Cyril and Methodius Day falling on Friday, July 5. Another three-day weekend takes place in late October: the Establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic Day falls on Monday, Oct. 28. 

Unlike this year, when one of the Christmas holidays (Dec. 24) falls on a weekend, all three Christmas holidays in 2024 take place during the week. Someone could, therefore, take only two working days off (Monday and Friday) and have a one-week holiday in return.

Czech holidays 2024

  • Jan. 1 – New Year and Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State (Monday)*
  • March 29 – Good Friday
  • April 1 – Easter (Monday)*
  • May 1 – Labor Day (Wednesday)
  • May 8 – Victory Day (Wednesday)*
  • July 5 – Saints Cyril and Methodius Day (Friday)
  • July 6 – Jan Hus Day (Saturday)
  • Sept. 28 – Czech Statehood Day (Saturday)*
  • Oct. 28 – Establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic Day (Monday)*
  • Nov. 17 – Freedom and Democracy Day (Sunday)
  • Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve (Tuesday)**
  • Dec. 25 – Christmas Day (Wednesday)*
  • Dec. 26 – Christmas Day (Thursday)

    *large stores (exceeding 200 square meters) closed by law / **on Dec. 24 large stores close at noon.

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