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Belgium School Holidays 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 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

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, Ascension 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.

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Autumn Holidays30 Oct 2017
5 Nov 2017
Christmas Holidays25 Dec 2017
7 Jan 2018
Carnival Holidays12 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018
Easter/Spring Holidays2 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018
Ascension Holidays10 May 2018
11 May 2018
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2018
31 Aug 2018

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