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Poland School Holidays 2017 and 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 and 2018 school holiday dates for Poland. These dates are unlikely to be modified by the Ministry of Education. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

School Year 2016/2017

School HolidaysVoivodeshipsStartsFinishes
Winter HolidaysLublin, Łódź, Podkarpackie,
Pomerania & Silesia
16 Jan 2017
(Mon)
29 Jan 2017
(Sun)
Podlaskie & Warmian-Masurian23 Jan 2017
(Mon)
5 Feb 2017
(Sun)
Kuyavia-Pomerania, Lubusz,
Lesser Poland, Holy Cross
Province & Great Poland
30 Jan 2017
(Mon)
12 Feb 2017
(Sun)
Lower Silesia, Masovia, Opole,
& West Pomerania
13 Feb 2017
(Mon)
26 Feb 2017
(Sun)
Spring BreakAll voivodeships13 Apr 2017
(Thu)
18 Apr 2017
(Tue)
End of the School YearAll voivodeships23 Jun 2017
(Fri)
Summer BreakAll voivodeships24 Jun 2017
(Sat)
3 Sep 2017
(Sun)

School Year 2017/2018

School HolidaysVoivodeshipsStartsFinishes
Start of the School YearAll voivodeships4 Sep 2017
(Mon)
Christmas BreakAll voivodeships23 Dec 2017
(Sat)
1 Jan 2018
(Mon)
Winter HolidaysLower Silesia, Masovia, Opole,
& West Pomerania
15 Jan 2018
(Mon)
28 Jan 2018
(Sun)
Podlaskie & Warmian-Masurian22 Jan 2018
(Mon)
4 Feb 2018
(Sun)
Lublin, Łódź, Podkarpackie,
Pomerania & Silesia
29 Jan 2018
(Mon)
11 Feb 2018
(Sun)
Kuyavia-Pomerania, Lubusz,
Lesser Poland, Holy Cross
Province & Great Poland
12 Feb 2018
(Mon)
25 Feb 2018
(Sun)
Spring BreakAll voivodeships29 Mar 2018
(Thu)
3 Apr 2018
(Tue)
End of the School YearAll voivodeships22 Jun 2018
(Fri)
Summer BreakAll voivodeships23 Jun 2018
(Sat)
31 Aug 2018
(Fri)

School holidays are determined by the Polish Ministry of Education for each school year. The school year in Poland starts in September and ends in June. Within each school year, there are three major holiday seasons (winter, spring and summer) as well as a Christmas break in late December each year.

The Ministry only determines school holiday dates for public schools in Poland, where the medium of teaching is in Polish. For international schools, please check your respective school websites for the list of school holidays.

Poland is divided into 16 provinces, known also as voivodeships. All provinces share the same school holiday dates except for the winter holidays. The winter holidays vary across different parts of Poland – it usually starts in late January/early February. This season is a prime time for families to go to the winter ski resort.

Similar to other European countries, summer holidays in Poland occur at the end of the school year – from June to the end of August. It is the busiest holiday season in Poland.

Visit men.gov.pl for the original release for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.

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