Monday, October 3, 2016

New Holiday Hours

New legislation takes place starting now.  All retail stores, over 200 square metres (2,150 sq.ft.), must be closed on the following seven Czech public holidays.

  • New Year's Day (1 January)
  • Easter Monday
  • Liberation Day (8 May)
  • Czech Statehood Day (28 September)
  • Independent Czechoslovak Day (28 October)
  • Christmas Day (25 December)
  • St. Stephen's Day (26 December)

On Christmas Eve (24 December), shops can only stay open until Noon.

The only exemptions from this are shops smaller than 200 square metres, pharmacies, gas stations, plus shops located in hospitals, airports and train stations.

The penalty for breaking the law is up to 1 million Kč (~€38.000 or $42,500).

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