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Belgium School Holidays 2018 and 2019

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 and 2019 school holidays and term dates for Belgium. These dates are unlikely to change, 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.

  • Dutch : Flemish Ministry of Education
  • French : Education in the French Community
  • German : Ministry of Education of the German Community in Belgium

School Year 2018-2019

School Holidays Starts Finishes
Autumn Holidays 29 Oct 2018
(Mon)
2 Nov 2018
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays 24 Dec 2018
(Mon)
4 Jan 2019
(Fri)
Carnival Holidays 4 Mar 2019
(Mon)
8 Mar 2019
(Fri)
Easter Holidays 8 Apr 2019
(Mon)
22 Apr 2019
(Mon)
Summer Holidays 1 Jul 2019
(Mon)
30 Aug 2019
(Fri)

School Year 2019-2020

School Holidays Starts Finishes
Autumn Holidays 28 Oct 2019
(Mon)
1 Nov 2019
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays 23 Dec 2019
(Mon)
3 Jan 2020
(Fri)
Carnival Holidays 24 Feb 2020
(Mon)
28 Feb 2020
(Fri)
Easter Holidays 6 Apr 2020
(Mon)
17 Apr 2020
(Fri)
Summer Holidays 1 Jul 2020
(Wed)
31 Aug 2020
(Mon)

Visit vlaanderen.be for the Dutch release.
Visit enseignement.be for the French release.
Visit
ostbelgienbildung.be for the German release.

Despite each community having their own school system, the school holiday dates remain the same. 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.