Do not plan on shopping for food or anything else in Slovakia on Tuesday and Friday this week. Based on the law, effective as of June this year, all shops have to remain closed on national holidays.
There are a few exceptions from the rule, like petrol stations and shops at airports and train stations. Pharmacies and souvenir shops are allowed to open on national holidays too, the TASR newswire wrote. The ban does not apply to service providers, only to selling goods. This means hairdressers or rental shops may remain open.
August 29 is the Slovak National Uprising day in Slovakia, while on September 1 Slovaks celebrate the Constitution Day.