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Belgium School Holidays 2022 and 2023

This page contains a calendar of all 2022 and 2023 school holidays in Belgium. These dates are unlikely to be modified by the Ministry of Education. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

Schools in Belgium exist as part of three communities – Flemish, French and German-speaking. Thus, school holidays are determined by the Ministries of the various communities.

Check for school holiday dates by communities:

  • Dutch: Flemish Ministry of Education / Flanders
  • French: Education in the French Community / Wallonia-Brussels Federation
  • German: Ministry of Education of the German Community in Belgium

Dutch Community School Year 2022-2023

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2022
(Thu)
Autumn Holidays31 Oct 2022
(Mon)
4 Nov 2022
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays26 Dec 2022
(Mon)
6 Jan 2023
(Fri)
Carnival Holidays20 Feb 2023
(Mon)
24 Feb 2023
(Fri)
Easter Holidays3 Apr 2023
(Mon)
14 Apr 2023
(Fri)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2023
(Sat)
31 Aug 2023
(Thu)

Dutch Community School Year 2023-2024

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2023
(Fri)
Autumn Holidays30 Oct 2023
(Mon)
3 Nov 2023
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays25 Dec 2023
(Mon)
5 Jan 2024
(Fri)
Carnival Holidays12 Feb 2024
(Mon)
16 Feb 2024
(Fri)
Easter Holidays1 Apr 2024
(Mon)
12 Apr 2024
(Fri)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2024
(Mon)
31 Aug 2024
(Sat)

Please visit vlaanderen.be for the original release of the Dutch approved calendar.

French Community School Year 2022-2023

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School29 Aug 2022
(Mon)
Autumn Holidays24 Oct 2022
(Mon)
4 Nov 2022
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays26 Dec 2022
(Mon)
6 Jan 2023
(Fri)
Carnival Holidays20 Feb 2023
(Mon)
3 Mar 2023
(Fri)
Spring Holidays1 May 2023
(Mon)
12 May 2023
(Fri)
Summer Holidays8 Jul 2023
(Sat)
25 Aug 2023
(Fri)

French Community School Year 2023-2024

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School28 Aug 2023
(Mon)
Autumn Holidays23 Oct 2023
(Mon)
3 Nov 2023
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays25 Dec 2023
(Mon)
5 Jan 2024
(Fri)
Carnival Holidays26 Feb 2024
(Mon)
8 Mar 2024
(Fri)
Spring Holidays29 Apr 2024
(Mon)
10 May 2024
(Fri)
Summer Holidays6 Jul 2024
(Sat)

Please visit enseignement.be for the original release of the French approved calendar.

German Community School Year 2022-2023

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2022
(Thu)
Autumn Holidays31 Oct 2022
(Mon)
4 Nov 2022
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays26 Dec 2022
(Mon)
6 Jan 2023
(Fri)
Carnival Holidays20 Feb 2023
(Mon)
24 Feb 2023
(Fri)
Easter Holidays3 Apr 2023
(Mon)
14 Apr 2023
(Fri)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2023
(Sat)
31 Aug 2023
(Thu)

German Community School Year 2023-2024

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2023
(Fri)
Autumn Holidays30 Oct 2023
(Mon)
3 Nov 2023
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays25 Dec 2023
(Mon)
5 Jan 2024
(Fri)
Carnival Holidays12 Feb 2024
(Mon)
16 Feb 2024
(Fri)
Easter Holidays1 Apr 2024
(Mon)
12 Apr 2024
(Fri)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2024
(Mon)
31 Aug 2024
(Sat)

Please visit ostbelgienbildung.be for the original release of the German approved calendar.

School holidays in Belgium are divided into 5 periods – Autumn, Christmas, Carnival, Easter or Spring and the Summer holidays.

Holiday seasons in Belgium, especially the summer, is a prime time for families to travel within the country or to other European countries. Every year, the summer holidays occur from the beginning of July to the end of August.

The Ministry only determines school holiday dates for Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education. Higher education such as universities and polytechnic or vocational universities determine their own holidays.