This page contains a calendar of all 2020 and 2021 school holidays in Austria. These dates are unlikely to be modified by the Federal Ministry of Education. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.
School holidays in Austria consist of 5 major holidays – Christmas (December), semester break (February), Easter (March/April), Pentecost (May/June) and the summer holidays (July to August). Since the long summer holiday from the beginning of July to the end of August is the busiest time for travel within Austria and around Europe, most families ensure that travel plans are made well in advance.
School Year 2020-2021
|Autumn Holidays||27 Oct 2020|
|31 Oct 2020|
|Christmas Holidays||24 Dec 2020|
|6 Jan 2021|
|Semester Holidays (Group 1)*||1 Feb 2021|
|6 Feb 2021|
|Semester Holidays (Group 2)*||8 Feb 2021|
|13 Feb 2021|
|Semester Holidays (Group 3)*||15 Feb 2021|
|20 Feb 2021|
|Easter Holidays||27 Mar 2021|
|5 Apr 2021|
|Pentecost Holidays||22 May 2021|
|24 May 2021|
|Summer Holidays (Group 1)*||3 Jul 2021|
|5 Sep 2021|
|Summer Holidays (Group 2)*||10 Jul 2021|
|12 Sep 2021|
Please visit bmbwf.gv.at for the original release of the 2020-2021 approved calendar.
— Semester Holidays (Group 1): Lower Austria & Vienna
— Semester Holidays (Group 2): Burgenland, Carinthia, Salzburg, Tyrol & Vorarlberg
— Semester Holidays (Group 3): Upper Austria & Styria
— Summer Holidays (Group 1): Burgenland, Lower Austria & Vienna
— Summer Holidays (Group 2): Carinthia, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol & Vorarlberg
There are nine states in Austria. Some school holidays differ between states. For example, the summer holidays start on the first week of July in Burgenland, Lower Austria and Vienna; meanwhile, the same holidays start on the second week of July for the remaining six states.