The calendar of 2019 will not spare us the dates that we usually call long weekends. Three of out thirteen holidays fall on Sunday in 2019. There are no public holidays in February, March, July, September and October. None of the holidays occurs on Saturday.
Moreover, according to the provisions of the Labour Code, the employer is not obliged to grant a day off when the holiday occurs on Sunday, which is a day off for the employee. If, according to the working time system applicable to the employee, another day of the week (other than, e.g., Saturday) is his/her day off and occurs on a holiday, the employer will have to give the day off back to the employee on another occasion till the end of the settlement period.
Public and church holidays in 2019
- 1st January (Tuesday) – New Year’s Day
- 6th January (Sunday) – Epiphany
- 21st April (Sunday) – Easter
- 22nd April (Monday) – Easter Monday
- 1st May (Wednesday) – International Workers’ Day
- 3rd May (Friday) – 3rd May Constitution Day
- 9th June (Sunday) – Pentecost
- 20th June (Thursday) – Corpus Christi
- 15th August (Thursday) – Assumption of the Virgin Mary
- 1st November (Friday) – All Saints’ Day
- 11th November (Monday) – Independence Day
- 25th December (Wednesday) – the first day of Christmas
- 26th December (Thursday) – the second day of Christmas