The new school year is well under way but if you are thinking of getting away with the children over the next ten months or so, then it often helps to plan in advance, keeping all the various school and public holiday dates in mind.
Fancy a visit to Legoland Germany, Playmobil FunPark or a spot of Skiing in Janske Lazne? Or perhaps a visit to Cesky Krumlov, Karlovy Vary or Europa Park theme park, are more your thing? Many of these attractions require advance bookings, so knowing exactly when the kids will be on vacation from school, allows one to make early bookings and save money in the process.
Here is a list of all of the School Holidays (Czech Schools Only) for the coming year as well as National Public Holidays in the Czech Republic.
Please note, that the pubic holiday dates of children attending Private schools in Prague differ and it is best to check each individual institution for the exact details.
CZECH SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: 2010-2011
The First Term finishes on Monday, 31st January 2011.
The School Year finishes on Thursday, 30th June 2011.
Wednesday 27th October to Friday 29th October.
Thursday 23rd December to Sunday 2nd January 2011 (school starts back on 03.01.11).
Are different in each part of Prague and the Czech Republic. The dates are as follows;
7.2. to 13.2.2011: Prague 6, Prague 7, Prague 8, Prague 9, Prague 10, Prague 14, Prague 15, Prague 17, Prague 18, Prague 19, Prague 20, Prague 21, Prague 22, Prague-Kolovraty, Prague-Běchovice, Prague-Benice, Prague-Březiněves, Prague-Čakovice, Prague-Ďáblice, Prague-Dolní Chabry, Prague-Dolní Měcholupy, Prague-Dolní Počernice, Prague-Dubeč, Prague-Klánovice, Prague-Koloděje, Prague-Královice, Prague-Křeslice, Prague-Lysolaje, Prague-Nebušice, Prague-Nedvězí, Prague-Petrovice, Prague-Přední Kopanina, Prague-Satalice, Prague-Suchdol, Prague-Štěrboholy, Prague-Troja, Prague-Vinoř plus the towns of of Cheb, Karlovy Vary, Sokolov, Nymburk, Jindřichův Hradec, Litoměřice, Děčín, Přerov, Frýdek-Místek
14.2. to 20.2.2011: Prague East, Prague West plus the towns of Kroměříž, Uherské Hradiště, Vsetín, Zlín, Mělník, Rakovník, Plzeň-city, Plzeň-north, Plzeň-south, Hradec Králové, Teplice, Nový Jičín
21.2. to 27.2.2011: The towns of Česká Lípa, Jablonec nad Nisou, Liberec, Semily, Havlíčkův Brod, Jihlava, Pelhřimov, Třebíč, Žďár nad Sázavou, Kladno, Kolín, Kutná Hora, Písek, Náchod, Bruntál
28.2. to 6.3.2011: The towns of Mladá Boleslav, Příbram, Tábor, Prachatice, Strakonice, Ústí nad Labem, Chomutov, Most, Jičín, Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Olomouc, Šumperk, Opava, Jeseník
7.3. to 13.3.2011: The towns of Benešov, Beroun, Rokycany, České Budějovice, Český Krumlov, Klatovy, Trutnov, Pardubice, Chrudim, Svitavy, Ústí nad Orlicí, Ostrava-město
14.3. to 20.3.2011: Prague 1, Prague 2, Prague 3, Prague 4, Prague 5, Prague 11, Prague 12, Prague 13, Prague 16, Prague-Kunratice, Prague-Libuš, Prague-Lipence, Prague-Lochkov, Prague-Řeporyje, Prague-Slivenec, Prague-Šeberov, Prague-Újezd, Prague-Velká Chuchle, Prague-Zbraslav, Prague-Zličín, plus the towns of Blansko, Brno-město, Brno-venkov, Břeclav, Hodonín, Vyškov, Znojmo, Domažlice, Tachov, Louny, Prostějov, Karviná
Thursday 21st April and Friday 22nd April 2011.
Will start on Friday 1st July until Wednesday 31st August 2011. The new school year 2011-2012 will recommence on Thursday, 1st September 2011.
CZECH PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 2010-2011
All Public Holidays for 2010 & 2011 fall on exactly the same dates on both years except for Easter Monday (see below)
New Year’s Day 1 January
Easter Monday 5 April in 2010 & 25 April in 2011
May Day 1 May
Liberation from Fascism Day 8 May
St Cyril & St Methodius’ Day 5 July
John Huss Day 6 July
Day of Czech Statehood 28 September
Independence Day 28 October
Students’ Fight for Freedom and Democracy 17 November
Christmas Eve 24 December
Christmas Day 25 December
2nd day of Christmas 26 December
Further Information: http://www.msmt.cz
This is the official government website for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (ministerstvo skolstvi, mladeze a telovychovy). There is the possibility of getting some information in English but the web pages in Czech are much more extensive. For a list of the school vacation dates go to the main page in Czech, click on ‘Vzdelavani’ (Education) and then ‘Skolni Rok 2010/2011’ (School Year 2010-2011).