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The School Year
The school calendar for Portugal: including the dates of summer holidays, half-term, the spring break and the Christmas break...
School calendar dates in Portugal are set for the whole country by the Portuguese Ministry of Education.
- Please note that the dates may vary between districts and schools. Confirm dates with the school in question
- Private schools may have slightly different dates; parents will need to check with the relevant school
- Note also that schools close on national public holidays
Portuguese School Year
|School Holidays 2015 - 2016|
|School begins (confirm with the school)||Between 15 and 21 September 2015|
|Christmas break (Férias de Natal)||18 December 2015 to 3 January 2016|
|Carnival break (Férias de Carnaval)||8 to 10 February 2016|
|Easter break (Férias de Páscoa)||21 March to 1 April 2016|
|Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 6th, 9th, 11th, 12th grades||Between 3 and 9 June 2016|
|Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th grades||12 July 2016|