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Czech Republic Adds August 21 Holiday

Source: Czech National Bank (Prag)
Posted: Friday, December 6, 2019

The Czech Senate has approved the declaration of August 21 as a new state holiday, the Day of Memory of the Victims of the 1968 Invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops.

The legislation is awaiting signature by Czech President Miloš Zeman.

The bill had support from all parties, except the communists, who claimed that "the country’s invasion by the Warsaw Pact troops was no occupation and the people who died in consequence of it were mostly victims of traffic accidents".

The aforementioned August 21 holiday will not be a non-working public holiday, and therefore no changes to the recently-released list of 2020 public holidays in the Czech Republic (2019-11-17) are expected.

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