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. These are the dates for the Portuguese government's school calendar.

  • Please note that the dates may vary between districts. 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

These dates below are for the first and last day of each holiday:

School Holidays 2013-2014
School begins (confirm with the school) Between 12 and 16 September 2013
Christmas break (Férias de Natal) 18 December 2014 to 5 January 2014
Carnival break (Férias de Carnaval) 3 to 5 March 2014
Easter break (Férias de Páscoa) 7 April to 21 April 2014
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) pre-school 4 July 2014
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 6th, 9th, 11th, 12th grades Between 6 and 13 June 2014
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th grades 13 June 2014
  • For further information from online24.pt: Click here
  • For the Portuguese central government website: Click here
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