June 2024: Everything you need to know this month in Czechia

Mark your calendars: these are the important dates to remember this month, from freelancer tax deadlines to the last day of school.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 30.05.2024 15:51:00 (updated on 30.05.2024) Reading time: 3 minutes

International Children’s Day

Children’s Day is celebrated worldwide, though the date varies by country. In the Czech Republic, it is observed on June 1. Several venues offer discounts or special events to recognize kids on this day. See what’s happening for Children’s Day in Prague this weekend here.

New bus service to Split

RegioJet will launch its Prague-Brno-Bratislava-Split bus route for the summer. Daily summer services to Croatia and three-times weekly services begin in June (from May 31) and last until September. Tickets start at CZK 999 (EUR 41).

Freelancer deadline for submitting tax teturns

As a self-employed person, you must present your tax return and reports on your income and expenses to your health insurance company (usually VZP) and the Social Security Administration within a month of submitting your return. You can send these via your data box. People who submitted their tax returns in early May (the deadline) thus have until June 2 to do this.

European Parliament elections

Taking place on June 7 and June 8, people in Czechia will go to the polls to vote in the European Parliament elections. EU citizens registered for temporary or permanent stay on the territory of Czechia at least 45 days prior to the elections may vote – an ID is needed.

Big sporting events

The ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup will be held from June 6-9 at the Vodácký areál Praha - Troja, showcasing the Czech Republic’s prowess in canoe slalom. On June 15, Prague will host L’Etape Czech Republic by Tour de France, offering a chance to experience the iconic race’s atmosphere in various city locations.

Culture in public spaces

On June 7, the Night of Churches offers free tours of churches and places of worship, allowing visitors to explore usually inaccessible spaces like crypts and towers, with some sites hosting concerts and lectures. Praha Žije Hudbou (Prague Live Music) also brings vibrant street performances and cultural activities to public spaces throughout Prague from June 7-8.

Second-round school admissions

Secondary school applicants who didn't pass the initial admissions round will take second-round exams between June 8 and June 12, and results will be announced on June 21.

Museum night returns

After a four-year hiatus, Prague’s Museum Night will return on June 15. The event will offer free evening and night access to over 30 museums and galleries from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. It aims to popularize culture by featuring informative and entertaining programs and providing free admission and transport.

Music festival season begins

The Rock for People festival in Hradec Králové runs from June 13 to June 15 and features headliners such as The Prodigy, The Offspring, and Bring Me The Horizon. Kosheen, The Blaze, Marc Rebillet, Meute, Vitali, and other big names in the electronic sphere will play at Metronome Prague 2024 from June 20 to June 22. See our concert and festival overview here.

Máj department store reopens

Prague’s Máj Národní building and department store will reopen on June 24. The building will be an 11-floor multi-purpose center with 17,000 square meters of retail, dining, and entertainment space. 

Prague-Beijing direct flights resume

Starting from June 24, the Chinese Hainan Airlines will resume flights between Prague and Beijing on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Shared cash deposits network

From the end of June, four large banks in Czechia – Komerční Banka, Moneta, Air Bank, and UniCredit – will launch a new network of sharing their ATMs for cash deposits nationwide. This means that customers of any of the above-mentioned four banks can deposit cash at any ATM on the network.

Last day of school

June 28 is the last day of school when students receive their end-of-the-year report cards and school officially finishes. June 29 to Sept. 1 is the summer holiday, during which school is not in session.

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