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Austria School Holidays 2019 and 2020

This page contains a calendar of all 2019 and 2020 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 2018/2019

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Christmas Holidays24 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 Holidays13 Apr 2019
(Sat)
23 Apr 2019
(Tue)
Pentecost Holidays8 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)

School Year 2019/2020

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Autumn Holidays28 Oct 2019
(Mon)
31 Oct 2019
(Thu)
Christmas Holidays23 Dec 2019
(Mon)
6 Jan 2020
(Mon)
Semester Holidays (Group 1)*3 Feb 2020
(Mon)
8 Feb 2020
(Sat)
Semester Holidays (Group 2)*10 Feb 2020
(Mon)
15 Feb 2020
(Sat)
Semester Holidays (Group 3)*17 Feb 2020
(Mon)
22 Feb 2020
(Sat)
Easter Holidays4 Apr 2020
(Sat)
13 Apr 2020
(Mon)
Pentecost Holidays30 May 2020
(Sat)
1 Jun 2020
(Mon)
Summer Holidays (Group 1)*4 Jul 2020
(Sat)
6 Sep 2020
(Sun)
Summer Holidays (Group 2)*11 Jul 2020
(Sat)
13 Sep 2020
(Sun)

Please visit bmbwf.gv.at for the original release of the 2018-2019 approved calendar and 2019-2020 approved calendar.

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

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.

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