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 2021 - 2022
School begins (confirm with the school)12 September 2021
Christmas break (Férias de Natal)21 December 2021 to 3 January 2022
Carnival break (Férias de Carnaval)15-17 February 2022
Easter break (Férias de Páscoa)23 March to 5 April 2022
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 9th, 11th, 12th gradesapprox 9  June 2022
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th gradesapprox 9  June 2022
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th gradesapprox 9  June 2022