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Poland School Holidays 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 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 Holidays Voivodeships Starts Finishes
Start of the School Year All voivodeships 4 Sep 2017
Christmas Break All voivodeships 23 Dec 2017
1 Jan 2018
Winter Holidays Lower Silesia, Masovia, Opole,
& West Pomerania
15 Jan 2018
28 Jan 2018
Podlaskie & Warmian-Masurian 22 Jan 2018
4 Feb 2018
Lublin, Łódź, Podkarpackie,
Pomerania & Silesia
29 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Kuyavia-Pomerania, Lubusz,
Lesser Poland, Holy Cross
Province & Great Poland
12 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018
Spring Break All voivodeships 29 Mar 2018
3 Apr 2018
End of the School Year All voivodeships 22 Jun 2018
Summer Break All voivodeships 23 Jun 2018
31 Aug 2018

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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.