Shops to close two Wednesdays in May

Slovak legislation stipulates that shops should remain closed on national holidays.

Shops in Slovakia will be closed on May 1 and May 8.Shops in Slovakia will be closed on May 1 and May 8. (Source: TASR)

Big retail chains, such as Tesco, Lidl and Kaufland, as well as small shops will not be open on May 1 and May 8 in Slovakia. Both days have been designated as national holidays: Labour Day and the Day of Victory over Fascism.

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The ban on shops opening stems from the Labour Code amendment that came into force in June 2017.

While shops will stay closed, petrol stations, fitness centres, shops at the airports and stations, pharmacies, as well as souvenir shops may be open. Cafés and restaurants may welcome their customers on the two national holidays, as well.

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