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Poland School Holidays 2018 and 2019

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 and 2019 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 2018/2019

School Holidays Starts Finishes
First Day of School 3 Sep 2018
(Mon)
Christmas Break 23 Dec 2018
(Sun)
1 Jan 2019
(Tue)
Winter Break (Group 4)* 14 Jan 2019
(Mon)
27 Jan 2019
(Sun)
Winter Break (Group 2)* 21 Jan 2019
(Mon)
3 Feb 2019
(Sun)
Winter Break (Group 1)* 28 Jan 2019
(Mon)
10 Feb 2019
(Sun)
Winter Break (Group 3)* 11 Feb 2019
(Mon)
24 Feb 2019
(Sun)
Spring Break 18 Apr 2019
(Thu)
23 Apr 2019
(Tue)
Summer Break 22 Jun 2019
(Sat)
31 Aug 2019
(Sat)

Visit men.gov.pl for the original releases for school year 2018/2019.

* Winter Break:

  • Group 1: Lower Silesia, Masovia, Opole & West Pomerania
  • Group 2: Podlaskie & Warmian-Masurian
  • Group 3: Lublin, Łódź, Podkarpackie, Pomerania & Silesia
  • 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.

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