Polish school holidays: first day of school in Poland and last day of school in Poland

The school year in Poland is divided into 2 terms: the winter term (pierwszy semestr) and the summer term (drugi semestr). While the first and last days of school are set the same for all of Poland, the winter break (ferie zimowe) times differ for each Polish province/voivodship.

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The first day of school in Poland in 2020: September 1. The last day of school in Poland in 2021: June 25.

Summer holidays in Poland

The dates of summer school break in Poland in 2020

  • June 27 – August 31, 2020
  • June 26 – August 31, 2021

Winter school break in Poland

The dates of winter school break in Poland in 2021

  • January 18-31, 2021

The following voivodships: dolnośląskie (Lower Silesian – Wrocław), mazowieckie (Masovian – Warsaw), opolskie (Opole), zachodniopomorskie (West Pomeranian – Szczecin).

  • January 25 – February 7, 2021

The following voivodships: podlaskie (Białystok), warmińsko-mazurskie (Warmian-Masurian – Olsztyn).

  • February 1-14, 2021

The following voivodships: lubelskie (Lublin), łódzkie (Łódź), podkarpackie (Subcarpathian – Rzeszów), pomorskie (Pomeranian – Gdańsk), śląskie (Silesian – Katowice).

  • February 15-28, 2021

The following voivodships: kujawsko-pomorskie (Kuyavian-Pomeranian – Toruń & Bydgoszcz), lubuskie (Lubusz – Gorzów Wielkopolski & Zielona Góra), małopolskie (Lesser Poland – Kraków), świętokrzyskie (Holy Cross – Kielce), wielkopolskie (Greater Poland – Poznań).

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