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 2017 - 2018
School begins (confirm with the school)Between 8 and 13 September 2017
Christmas break (Férias de Natal)15 December 2017 to 3 January 2018
Carnival break (Férias de Carnaval)tbc
Easter break (Férias de Páscoa)23 March to 9 April 2018
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 9th, 11th, 12th gradestbc June 2018
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th gradestbcJune 2018
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th gradestbc June 2018