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 first/winter term (pierwszy semestr) and the second/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 school holidays in Poland

The dates of summer school break in Poland in 2021

  • June 26 – August 31, 2021

Additional days off in Polish schools

This is a list of additional days off for all public schools in Poland (apart from these breaks, heads of individual schools may also designate a few days off individually for a given school; such short breaks are most often around public holidays, e.g. November 1, November 11, May 1, May 3).

  • December 23-31, 2020
  • April 1-6, 2021

Winter school break in Poland

The dates of winter school break in Poland in 2021

The winter break (ferie zimowe) times differ for each Polish province/voivodship each year.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government has decided that in 2021, winter break throughout Poland will be in the same 2-week period: January 4-17, 2021.

The dates of winter school break in Poland in 2022

  • January 17-30, 2022

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).

  • January 24 – February 6, 2022

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

  • January 31 – February 13, 2022

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

  • February 14-27, 2022

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

Source: Ministry of Education

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