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Poland School Holidays 2020 and 2021

This page contains a calendar of all 2020 and 2021 school holidays in 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 Calendar 2020-2021

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2020
(Tue)
Christmas Break23 Dec 2020
(Wed)
1 Jan 2021
(Fri)
Winter Break (Group 1)*18 Jan 2021
(Mon)
31 Jan 2021
(Sun)
Winter Break (Group 2)*25 Jan 2021
(Mon)
7 Feb 2021
(Sun)
Winter Break (Group 3)*1 Feb 2021
(Mon)
14 Feb 2021
(Sun)
Winter Break (Group 4)*15 Feb 2021
(Mon)
28 Feb 2021
(Sun)
Spring Break1 Apr 2021
(Thu)
6 Apr 2021
(Tue)
Summer Break26 Jun 2021
(Sat)
31 Aug 2021
(Tue)

Please visit men.gov.pl for the original release of the 2020-2021 approved calendar.

Note:
— Winter Break (Group 1): Lower Silesia, Masovia, Opole & West Pomerania
— Winter Break (Group 2): Podlaskie & Warmian-Masurian
— Winter Break (Group 3): Lublin, Łódź, Podkarpackie, Pomerania & Silesia
— Winter Break (Group 4): Kuyavia-Pomerania, Lubusz, Lesser Poland, Holy Cross Province & Great Poland

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.