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Austria School Holidays 2021

This page contains a calendar of all 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

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Autumn Holidays27 Oct 2020
31 Oct 2020
Christmas Holidays24 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 Holidays27 Mar 2021
5 Apr 2021
Pentecost Holidays22 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 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.