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Austria School Holidays 2018 and 2019

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 and 2019 school holiday dates for 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 2017/2018

School Holidays Starts Finishes
Christmas Holidays 24 Dec 2017
(Sun)
6 Jan 2018
(Sat)
Semester Holidays (Group 1)* 5 Feb 2018
(Mon)
10 Feb 2018
(Sat)
Semester Holidays (Group 2)* 12 Feb 2018
(Mon)
17 Feb 2018
(Sat)
Semester Holidays (Group 3)* 19 Feb 2018
(Mon)
24 Feb 2018
(Sat)
Easter Holidays 24 Mar 2018
(Sat)
24 Mar 2018
(Sat)
Pentecost Holidays 19 May 2018
(Sat)
22 May 2018
(Tue)
Summer Holidays (Group 1)* 30 Jun 2018
(Sat)
2 Sep 2018
(Sun)
Summer Holidays (Group 2)* 7 Jul 2018
(Sat)
9 Sep 2018
(Sun)

School Year 2018/2019

School Holidays Starts Finishes
Christmas Holidays 24 Dec 2018
(Mon)
6 Jan 2019
(Sun)
Semester Holidays (Group 1)* 4 Feb 2019
(Mon)
9 Feb 2019
(Sat)
Semester Holidays (Group 2)* 11 Feb 2019
(Mon)
16 Feb 2019
(Sat)
Semester Holidays (Group 3)* 18 Feb 2019
(Mon)
23 Feb 2019
(Sat)
Easter Holidays 13 Apr 2019
(Sat)
23 Apr 2019
(Tue)
Pentecost Holidays 8 Jun 2019
(Sat)
11 Jun 2019
(Tue)
Summer Holidays (Group 1)* 29 Jun 2019
(Sat)
1 Sep 2019
(Sun)
Summer Holidays (Group 2)* 6 Jul 2019
(Sat)
8 Sep 2019
(Sun)

Note:
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

Visit bmbwf.gv.at for the original releases for school year 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

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.