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Czech Republic 2016 Public Holidays Amended
 
(Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2016)

Source: Czech National Bank (Prag)

The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has issued a revised list of its previously-released annual list of the Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2016, based on the recently-updated legislation on non-working public holidays in the Czech Republic.

The change in the aforementioned revised list of the Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2016 in the Czech Republic, is that it finally includes Good Friday.

A decade ago (03-Nov-2006), the Czech Senate had voted a bill that would have declared Good Friday an official non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic, but in the subsequent years the consideration of this bill was systematically postponed by the Czech Lower House (08-Apr-2010 and 07-Feb-2007). Then, last year, the topic of declaring Good Friday as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic gained momentum (24-Oct-2015 and 22-Jun-2015), leading to its passage in the Czech Senate, late last year (03-Dec-2015).

As per custom (05-Nov-2015, 26-Oct-2014, 27-Oct-2013, 17-Nov-2012, 23-Sep-2011, 29-Aug-2010 and 01-Oct-2009), the aforementioned list of the Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2016 re-iterates 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.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Czech Republic bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (January 2016)
Czech Republic 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Czech Republic 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Czech Republic 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Czech Republic 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Czech Republic 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
 2017-12-11: Romania Mulls Good Friday Public Holiday
 2017-11-19: Czech Republic 2018 Public Holidays Announced
 2016-11-19: Czech Republic 2017 Public Holidays Announced
 2015-12-03: Czech Senate Approves Good Friday Public Holiday
 2015-11-05: Czech Republic 2016 Public Holidays Announced
 2015-10-24: Czech Republic Good Friday Public Holiday Almost There
 2015-06-22: Czech Republic Good Friday Public Holiday Progress
 2014-10-26: Czech Republic 2015 Public Holidays Announced
 2013-10-27: Czech Republic 2014 Public Holidays Announced
 2012-11-17: Czech Republic 2013 Public Holidays Announced
 2011-09-23: Czech Republic 2012 Public Holidays Announced
 2010-08-29: Czech Republic 2011 Public Holidays Announced
 2010-04-08: Czech Republic Good Friday Public Holiday Update
 2009-10-01: Czech Republic 2010 Public Holidays Announced
 2007-02-07: Czech Good Friday Public Holiday Stalled
 2006-11-03: Czech Senate Votes Good Friday Public Holiday


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