Wednesday december 6, 2023
cards/flowers : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.
Christmas holiday (beginning)
Friday december 22, 2023
School holidays : lycée Français de Prague
Sunday december 24, 2023
Secular holiday : In certain countries, businesses may be closed half a day only. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Monday december 25, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Years Day on Christmas Day.
St Stephen's Day
Tuesday december 26, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.
New Year's Day
Monday january 1, 2024
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Christmas holiday (end)
Wednesday january 3, 2024
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Anniversary of Jan Palach's death
Friday january 19, 2024
Culture : In tribute to the young Czech student who committed suicide by self-immolation as a political protest in 1969.
Winter holiday (beginning)
Friday february 9, 2024
School holidays : See region waves in the following weeks: 5. 2. – 11. 2. 2024
Prague 1 à 5, Blansko, Brno-město, Brno-venkov, Břeclav, Hodonín, Vyškov, Znojmo, Domažlice, Tachov, Louny, Karviná
12. 2. - 18. 2. 2024
Prague 6 à 10, Cheb, Karlovy Vary, Sokolov, Nymburk, Jindřichův Hradec, Litoměřice, Děčín, Přerov, Frýdek-Místek
19. 2. - 25. 2. 2024
Kroměříž, Uherské Hradiště, Vsetín, Zlín, Praha-východ, Praha-západ, Mělník, Rakovník, Plzeň-město, Plzeň-sever, Plzeň-jih, Hradec Králové, Teplice, Nový Jičín
26. 2. – 3. 3. 2024
Česká Lípa, Jablonec nad Nisou, Liberec, Semily, Havlíčkův Brod, Jihlava, Pelhřimov, Třebíč, Žďár nad Sázavou, Kladno, Kolín, Kutná Hora, Písek, Náchod, Bruntál
4. 3. – 10. 3. 2024
Mladá Boleslav, Příbram, Tábor, Prachatice, Strakonice, Ústí nad Labem, Chomutov, Most, Jičín, Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Olomouc, Sumperk, Opava, Jesenik
11. 3. – 17. 3. 2024
Benešov, Beroun, Rokycany, České Budějovice, Český Krumlov, Klatovy, Trutnov, Pardubice, Chrudim, Svitavy, Ústí nad Orlicí, Ostrava-město, Prostějov
Wednesday february 14, 2024
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February
Winter holiday (end)
Monday february 19, 2024
School holidays : Second wave:
Kromeriz, Uherske Hradiste, Vsetin, Zlin, Prague-east, Prague-west, Melnik, Rakovník, Plzeň-city, Plzeň-sever, Plzeň-jih, Hradec Kralove, Teplice, Novy Jicin
Czech Lipa, Jablonec nad Nisou, Liberec, Semily, Brod, Jihlava, Pelhřimov, Třebíč, Zdar nad Sazavou, Kladno, Kolin, Kutna Hora, Sand, Nachod, Bruntál
Mlada Boleslav, Příbram, Tabor, Prachatice, Strakonice, Usti nad Labem, Chomutov, Most, Jičín, Rychnov nad Kněnou, Olomouc, umperk, Opava, Jesenik
Benesov, Beroun, Rokycany, Czech Budejovice, Czech Krumlov, Klatovy, Trutnov, Pardubice, Chrudim, Svitavy, Usti nad Orlici, Ostrava-city
Praha 1-5, Blansko, Brno-city, Brno-countryside Breclav, Hodonin, Vykov, Znojmo, Domalice, Tachov, Louny, Prostejov, Karvina
Prague 6-10, Cheb, Karlovy Vary, Sokolov, Nymburk, Jindrichuv Hradec, Litomerice, Decin, Prerov, Frydek-Mistek
Thursday february 29, 2024
Tradeshows : Https://www.bvv.cz/en/prodite/prodite-2017/ lasts 4 days - in Brno 2024 edition confirmed
Friday march 15, 2024
Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days - tourism trade fair
https://holidayworld.cz/en/ in Prague 2024 edition confirmed
St Joseph's Day
Tuesday march 19, 2024
Easter holiday (beginning)
Thursday march 28, 2024
School holidays :
Friday march 29, 2024
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Daylight Saving Time
Sunday march 31, 2024
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times
Monday april 1, 2024
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.
Easter holiday (end)
Tuesday april 2, 2024
School holidays :
Saturday april 6, 2024
Sports events : Www.runczech.com 2024 edition confirmed
Labor Day/May Day
Wednesday may 1, 2024
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .
Victory Day 1945
Wednesday may 8, 2024
Secular holiday : On the 7th of May 1945, at 2:41, a first act of German surrender was signed in Reims. The fighting stopped at 23:01, on the 8th of May, French time. The news was only officially broadcast in France the next day.
Therefore, on the 8th of May, at 15:00, the bells of all of the churches in France officially rang out the end of the war, whilst General de Gaulle announced it on the radio. We have won the war. Victory is ours.
Sunday may 12, 2024
cards/flowers : Mothers day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mothers day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year.
One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world.
Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day.
In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howes Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and womens suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mothers Day, with her Mothers Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mothers Day in 1914
National Day of the Vlachs
Thursday may 23, 2024
Khamoro International Festival
Sunday may 26, 2024
Culture : Www.khamoro.cz/ Gypsy festival -
lasts 1 week - in Prague 2024 edition NOT YET confirmed
Thursday june 6, 2024
Special Events :
Sunday june 16, 2024
Mezinárodní Filmový Festival Karlovy Vary
Friday june 28, 2024
Culture : Www.kviff.com in Karlovy Vary 2024 edition confirmed
Summer holiday (beginning)
Friday june 28, 2024
School holidays :