All shops in Slovakia will be closed on August 29 and September 1.
The country marks the 75th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) at the end of August. Three days later, Slovakia will celebrate the Constitution Day.
The law states that petrol stations, shops at the airport and stations, pharmacies and souvenir shops can be open. Besides, the ban applies to the sale of goods, not services. Cafés and restaurants will be open, too.
Shops will be closed again on September 15, when Slovakia marks the Day of Our Lady of Sorrows, which is a red-letter day. The Virgin Mary is the patron saint of Slovakia.