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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 2016 - 2017|
|School begins (confirm with the school)||Between 9 and 15 September 2016|
|Christmas break (Férias de Natal)||19 December 2016 to 2 January 2017|
|Carnival break (Férias de Carnaval)||27 February to 1 March 2017|
|Easter break (Férias de Páscoa)||5 to 19 April 2017|
|Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 9th, 11th, 12th grades||Between 6 June 2017|
|Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th grades||16 June 2017|
|Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grades||23 June 2017|