School Year



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 gradesBetween 6 June 2017
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th grades16 June 2017
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grades23 June 2017