National holidays close shops around Slovakia

All shops will be closed on August 29 and September 1, with a few exceptions.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo(Source: SME)

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.

Read also:Shops will be closed on all national holidays

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

The coalition mentioned early elections

PM Peter Pellegrini was critical of SNS. The party responded that his opinion is not important.

Tensions between PM Peter Pellegrini and the SNS party of Andrej Danko are growing.

I lost my sister in Auschwitz, Slovakia lost its future

Edita Grosmanová was on the first transport of Jews to the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz on March 25, 1942.

Edita Grosmanova and her husband Ladislav.

An entrepreneur has avoided trial 30 times since embezzling non-banking firms in 2002

The Supreme Court has suspended prosecution of Jozef Majský, who embezzled non-banking firms Horizont Slovakia and BMG Invest more than 15 years ago.

Businessman Jozef Majský during the trial in February 2010.

Bratislava is the passage of my life, says photographer Anton Sládek

He has been taking pictures of the city since his youth.

Poštová Street