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School Holidays

Belgium School Holidays 2019 and 2020

This page contains a calendar of all 2019 and 2020 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.

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

School Year 2019-2020

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School2 Sep 2019
(Mon)
Autumn Holidays28 Oct 2019
(Mon)
1 Nov 2019
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays23 Dec 2019
(Mon)
3 Jan 2020
(Fri)
Carnival Holidays24 Feb 2020
(Mon)
28 Feb 2020
(Fri)
Easter Holidays6 Apr 2020
(Mon)
17 Apr 2020
(Fri)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2020
(Wed)
31 Aug 2020
(Mon)

School Year 2020-2021

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2020
(Tue)
Autumn Holidays2 Nov 2020
(Mon)
6 Nov 2020
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays21 Dec 2020
(Mon)
1 Jan 2021
(Fri)
Carnival Holidays15 Feb 2021
(Mon)
19 Feb 2021
(Fri)
Easter Holidays5 Apr 2021
(Mon)
16 Apr 2021
(Fri)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2021
(Thu)
31 Aug 2021
(Tue)

Please visit vlaanderen.be for the original release of the Dutch approved calendar.
Please visit enseignement.be for the original release of the French approved calendar.
Please visit ostbelgienbildung.be for the original release of the German approved calendar.

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.

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