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Public holidays in the Czech republic

In total, there are seven bank, or public, holidays in the Czech Republic. The most remarkable ones include the Day of Czech Statehood (September 28) and the Day of Establishment of the Independent Czechoslovak Republic (October 28).

Bank holidays, i.e. the most important holidays associated with Czech statehood and culture, are:

The Day of Recovery of the Independent Czech State

Every year this day is January 1 and is celebrated together with the New Year's Day. People recall the establishment of the independent Czech Republic and the separation of Czechoslovakia at the turn of 1992 and 1993.

Liberation Day

Every year people celebrate May 8 in memory of May 8, 1945 , when Czechoslovakia, until that time occupied by Germany, was set free by American and Russian military units. Thus finished one of the worst and most destroying modern wars in the history of Europe.

The Day of Establishment of the Independent Czechoslovak Republic

Exactly one month later, October 28, perhaps the most important day is remembered, which is associated with the existence of the Czechoslovak Republic itself. In 1918, after several decades of effort of Czechs and Slovaks for recognition of their national rights and the end of the World War I, the independent Czechoslovakia was established , one of the succession states of Austria-Hungary, consisting of Bohemia, Moravia, part of Silesia, Slovakia and Under-Carpathian Russia.

On this day each year, the president of the republic, together with eminent state officers, places bunches of flowers on the grave of the first president and the leader of foreign revolt at the time of the World War I, Tomáš G. Masaryk, at the castle in Lány, and also at the monument in Vítkov. In the evening of this day, the president honors eminent personalities of cultural and social life.

Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day

On November 17, 1939, a student demonstration against the Nazi occupation was organized. Right after that, universities were closed and Nazis persecuted and executed more students.

In 1989, a students' reminder of this incident was permitted by the communist authorities and this event turned into an open anti-communist demonstration on the National Avenue in Prague. This was strictly suppressed by police, but marked the beginning of the Czech Republic.

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