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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026

Czech Republic celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

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New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.

On New Year’s Eve, it is traditional for people in the Czech Republic to gather in town squares all over the country. Other times, they may retreat to idyllic mountain cabins or just stay home with family and friends. But everyone parties, feasts, and watches the moments pass as the old year dies and the new year begins.

On New Year’s Eve, you will see the countdown to midnight on TV, followed by the Czech national anthem. On New Year’s Day, the president gives a widely watched televised speech.

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