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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 (2006-11-03), 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 (2010-04-08 and 2007-02-07). Then, last year, the topic of declaring Good Friday as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic gained momentum (2015-10-24 and 2015-06-22), leading to its passage in the Czech Senate, late last year (2015-12-03).
As per custom (2015-11-05, 2014-10-26, 2013-10-27, 2012-11-17, 2011-09-23, 2010-08-29 and 2009-10-01), 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.
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