Mar 19, 2024

Easter 2024 in Czechia: Opening Hours, and More

Every holiday in Czechia brings a question with it: Will stores be open or closed? For Easter, the answer is split.

You can shop in large stores on Good Friday but not Easter Monday. Both are national holidays. This year Good Friday falls on March 29, Easter Sunday on March 31, and Easter Monday on April 1.

Banks and government offices will be closed all four days. Many museums and galleries that are normally closed on Mondays will stay closed, but a handful will open with special hours.

Most stores over 200 square meters close on some holidays, including Easter Monday.

This closure is due to a law introduced in October 2016, prohibiting stores larger than 200 square meters from operating on certain national holidays, including Easter Monday. The law was implemented to allow supermarket employees to spend holidays with their families, like everyone else.

The restriction does not apply to shops located in transportation hubs (train stations, bus stations, airports), healthcare facilities, including pharmacies, smaller shops under 200 square meters, wholesalers and gas stations.

However, it’s best to double-check with individual businesses for their operating hours during the holiday.

In conclusion, it’s crucial to plan ahead for any necessary grocery shopping, as supermarkets will be closed on Easter Monday.

The annual Easter markets which take place on three of Prague´s most famous squares – Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and the Square of the Republic – are the most popular of them all.

  • Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) 16.3. – 7. 4. 2022
  • Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí) 16. 3. – 7. 4. 2024
  • Peace Square (náměstí Míru) 16. 3. – 1. 4. 2024

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