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 2015 - 2016
School begins (confirm with the school) Between 15 and 21 September 2015
Christmas break (Férias de Natal) 18 December 2015 to 3 January 2016
Carnival break (Férias de Carnaval) 8 to 10 February 2016
Easter break (Férias de Páscoa) 21 March to 1 April 2016
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 6th, 9th, 11th, 12th grades Between 3 and 9 June 2016
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th grades 12 July 2016
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