In the Czech Republic, there is a law regulating the selling hours of shops for more than seven years. Therefore, shops with an area of more than two hundred square meters must be closed on public holidays. However, this is not always the case. On so-called minor holidays, supermarkets are open like any other working day. Shall we go shopping on Friday, November 17, when the Czech Republic commemorates the Day of Struggle for Freedom and Democracy? Or do it already on Thursday? The diary offers a traditional perspective.
What are the store opening hours on the 17th November bank holiday? We provide an overview in the article
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Friday, November 17 is a public holiday. Can big stores open?
Yes. The day of the struggle for freedom and democracy belongs to the so-called minor national holidays, even big shops are open. This is the last public holiday this year when the big shops are open.
Go to Lidl or Penny Market to sell things?
Yes you can. Likewise, Globus, Kaufland, Albert and other chains will remain open.
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What about recreational markets?
The same rules apply to grocery stores. So, you can shop at OBI, Hornbach, Bauhaus or Ikea on Thursday.
Is everywhere open as a normal business day?
No. While the larger markets are open as per their regular opening hours, many smaller grocery stores and other shops are closed.
When will the markets close again?
The closest holidays to which shops with an area of more than 200 square meters must be closed are the Christmas holidays. oh Christmas day They may open the markets till 12 noon. It should be closed on December 25 and 26.
When do the shops close?
• January 1: Day of restoration of the independent Czech state
• Easter Monday
• May 8: Victory Day
• 28 September: Czech State Day
• 28 October: Independence Day of Czechoslovakia
• 24 December: Christmas Day (markets open till 12 noon)
• 25 – 26 December: Christmas holiday
On which holidays are the markets not closed?
• Good Friday
• May 1: Labor Day
• July 5: Day of the Slavic Annunciations of Cyril and Methodius
• July 6: Burning of Master John Hus
• November 17: Day of Struggle for Freedom and Democracy, International Students’ Day