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Belgium School Holidays 2024 and 2025

This page contains a calendar of all 2024 and 2025 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 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)

Dutch Community School Year 2024-2025

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School2 Sep 2024
(Mon)
Autumn Holidays28 Oct 2024
(Mon)
1 Nov 2024
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays23 Dec 2024
(Mon)
3 Jan 2025
(Fri)
Spring Holidays3 Mar 2025
(Mon)
7 Mar 2025
(Fri)
Easter Holidays7 Apr 2025
(Mon)
21 Apr 2025
(Mon)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2025
(Tue)
31 Aug 2025
(Sun)

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

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)
23 Aug 2024
(Fri)

French Community School Year 2024-2025

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School26 Aug 2024
(Mon)
Autumn Holidays21 Oct 2024
(Mon)
1 Nov 2024
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays23 Dec 2024
(Mon)
3 Jan 2025
(Fri)
Carnival Holidays24 Feb 2025
(Mon)
7 Mar 2025
(Fri)
Spring Holidays28 Apr 2025
(Mon)
9 May 2025
(Fri)
Summer Holidays5 Jul 2025
(Sat)

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

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)

German Community School Year 2024-2025

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School2 Sep 2024
(Mon)
Autumn Holidays28 Oct 2024
(Mon)
1 Nov 2024
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays23 Dec 2024
(Mon)
3 Jan 2025
(Fri)
Spring Holidays3 Mar 2025
(Mon)
7 Mar 2025
(Fri)
Easter Holidays7 Apr 2025
(Mon)
21 Apr 2025
(Mon)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2025
(Tue)
31 Aug 2025
(Sun)

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.