60 percent of Czechs in favour of making Good Friday state holiday

Some 60 percent of Czechs would like to turn Good Friday into a state holiday, according to a poll conducted by the Median agency. Thirty-three percent of respondents are against the idea. According to sociologist Daniel Prokop, most people don’t regard the day as a religious symbol, but rather as an opportunity to have a day off. The idea is mostly supported by people who are employed; 70 percent of those would like to make Good Friday a state holiday. On the other hand, 50 percent of the self-employed are against the idea, claiming that they would fail to benefit.

Author: Ruth Fraňková