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 2014 - 2015
School begins (confirm with the school) Between 11 and 15 September 2014
Christmas break (Férias de Natal) 17 December 2014 to 2 January 2015
Carnival break (Férias de Carnaval) 16 to 18 February 2015
Easter break (Férias de Páscoa) 23 March to 15 April 2015
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 6th, 9th, 11th, 12th grades Between 5 and 12 June 2015
Summer holidays begin (Férias de Verão) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th grades 12 June 2015
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