Back to school: here are the holidays for the academic year
Tuesday, 03 September 2019
Back to school season. Credit: Wokandapix/ Pixabay
As this years’ summer school holidays come to a close and children across the country begin the new academic year, there are a number of future school holidays to put in the calendar.
For the academic school year of 2019-2020, here are the holiday dates for pre-school, primary school and secondary schools across Belgium;
Autumn: 28 October – 1 November 2019
Christmas: 23 December 2019 – 3 January 2020
Spring/ Carnival: 24 February- 28 February 2020
Easter: 6 April – 17 April 2020
Summer: 1 July – 31 August 2020
Although the Ministries of Education of each of the three different language-communities in Belgium, French-speaking, Dutch-speaking, and German-speaking, are responsible for deciding the dates of school holidays individually, school holidays in Belgium are the same for the different communities.
International schools generally follow the same school holiday dates as other schools in Belgium, but the beginning and end dates of the summer holidays may be different.
Here are the bank holidays for the upcoming academic year: