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Czech Republic 2016 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Czech National Bank (Prag)
Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Updated: Sunday, December 9, 2018


The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has announced its annual list of the twelve annual Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2016 in the Czech Republic, based on the current legislation regulating non-working public holidays in the Czech Republic.

As per custom (2014-10-26, 2013-10-27, 2012-11-17, 2011-09-23, 2010-08-29 and 2009-10-01), the bank has re-iterated the fact that public holidays in the Czech Republic do not follow the "sliding holiday" concept, that is to say that when a fixed-date public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is a normal business day.

The aforementioned list of the Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2016 in the Czech Republic, does not include Good Friday, once again. The Czech Senate had voted a bill in late 2006 (2006-11-03) that would declare Good Friday an official non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic, but since then the consideration of this bill has systematically been postponed by the Czech Lower House (2010-04-08 and 2007-02-07), though the topic of declaring Good Friday as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic has gained momentum again in recent months (2015-10-24 and 2015-06-22).



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