Its Czech name literally means “Generous Day”, probably for the wealth of food that has traditionally been served for Christmas dinner and fed to household and farm animals. Even poor families would make sure that their plates were full on this one day of the year. December 24 is Adam and Eva’s name day.
There are 13 bank holidays in the Czech Republic. Except for Good Friday and Easter Monday, the dates of the holidays are fixed.
Employers are required to offer 4 weeks of paid leave to their full-time employees in Czech Republic. It’s common to see employers offering 5 weeks of paid leave ( 25 days of paid vacation)
Prague is famous for well-preserved castles, Baroque and Gothic cathedrals, medieval squares, dreamy bridges, nightlife spots, and a lively arts scene. It’s known for its centuries of history and cultural heritage, where the medieval heart of Europe can be felt in its cobblestone streets.
In many western countries it’s St. Nicholas or Santa Claus . For Czechs it’s Jezisek, or Baby Jesus.
Christmas Eve is the most festive day of Christmas in Prague and the Czech Republic. People spend the day at home with their family, and in the evening give presents and enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner. Merry Christmas to one and all: Veselé Vánoce!
Good Friday is public holiday since 2016.
Bank holidays are often assumed to be so called because they are days upon which banks are shut, but days that banks are shut aren’t always bank holidays . The term ” bank holiday ” was coined by Sir John Lubbock, who felt there was a need to differentiate the two types of holiday .
Jan Hus Day is a public holiday in the Czech Republic on 6th July. This holiday commemorates the martyrdom of Jan Hus in 1415.
There are two ways to quit according to Czech Law. First, you obtain a ‘termination by agreement’ (výpověď dohodou). This written agreement made by you and your employer states explicitly the day your employment finishes. If you are quitting it does not need to include the reason why.
|Vacation Pay||4 % for the first 4 years|
|6% after 5 years|
|Vacation Entitlements||After 1 year – 2 weeks|
|After 5 years – 3 weeks|
An average tourist will spend around 2500 CZK (100 EUR) per person per day . The lowest daily budget can be as low as 900 CZK if you stay at hostels, eat takeaways and use public transport. If you stay in private accommodation, eat at average restaurants but control your budget you can get by on 2500 CZK a day .
English in Prague In Prague , a great number of native citizens speak English at least a bit. And at the tourist hotspots, restaurants in the centre, hotels, and gift shops, knowledge of the English language is taken for granted.
Prague can be a very cheap city to visit but it can also be very expensive . It depends where you pull out your wallet. Because there are so many tourists and almost all of them visit the same few sites, it is just good business sense for a shop or restaurant owner to raise their prices and collect as much as they can.