School Holidays in Flanders

A calendar of the school terms in Belgian Flanders: find out all the dates when the state schools close for vacation...

In Belgium school holidays can differ in the French and Dutch speaking communities. These are the dates for the government school calendar for the Flanders region.

  • Note that the dates may vary between districts. Confirm dates with the school in question
  • Private schools may have slightly different dates; check with the relevant school
  • Note also that schools close on national public holidays



School Year 2017-2018
School year begins 31 August 2017
Autumn holidays
(Congé d’automne/Herfstvakantie)
30 October to
5 November 2017
Winter holidays
(Vacances d’hiver/Kerstvakantie)
25 December 2017 to
7 January 2018
Winter/Carnival holidays
(Congé de carnaval/Vacances d’hiver/Krokusvakantie)
12 - 18 February 2018
Spring holidays
(Vacances de printemps/Paasvakantie)
2 April to
15 April 2018
Ascension day holiday 105 May to
11 May 2018
Summer holidays begin
(Vacances d’été/Zomervakantie)
1 July 2018


School Year 2017-2018
School year begins31 August 2018
Autumn holidays
(Congé d’automne/Herfstvakantie)
29 October to
4 November 2018
Winter holidays
(Vacances d’hiver/Kerstvakantie)
24 December 2018 to
6 January 2019
Winter/Carnival holidays
(Congé de carnaval/Vacances d’hiver/Krokusvakantie)
4 March to
10 March 2019
Spring holidays
(Vacances de printemps/Paasvakantie)
8 April to
22 April 2019
Ascension day holiday30 May to
31 May 2019
Summer holidays begin
(Vacances d’été/Zomervakantie)
1 July 2017

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