School holidays in Poland 2024-2025 (official dates), free days

In this publication we will cover the following topic: school holidays in Poland 2024-2025. We will indicate the exact, officially approved start and end dates of the summer, Christmas, winter and spring school holidays. All-Holidays.Info will also provide a list of days off from school and dates for matriculation exams.

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When do schoolchildren have a rest in the 2024-2025 school year?

Polish schoolchildren are exempt from classes during school holidays and public holidays (if there is a non-working day on this date). Schools are also closed for Teacher’s Day. School holidays in Poland 2024-2025 are regulated by the Decree of the Minister of National Education of August 11, 2017, published on the official website of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland.

Every year, the Ministry of Education publishes the school calendar for the next school year. According to official information, there are four rest periods in the 2024-2025 academic year:

  • Christmas Holidays.
  • The winter vacation.
  • Spring break (Easter break).
  • Summer holidays.

The dates for summer, Christmas and spring holidays in Poland are the same for all schools; they are listed below in the article. The start and end dates of the winter holidays differ depending on the voivodeship to which the educational institution belongs. Further in the article you will find exact information on this matter.

IMPORTANT! The school week in Poland consists of five days – from Monday to Friday. In this article we have given the dates in the same way as they are given in official documents. If school holidays start on Monday, this means that there are two non-school days before them – Saturday and Sunday.

School holidays in Poland 2024-2025

Below are school holidays in Poland 2024-2025. Please note that the start and end dates for the 2025 winter school holidays vary by school location. Next to each holiday period it is indicated which voivodeship it belongs to.

  • Summer holidays 2024: from Saturday 22 June to Sunday 1 September 2024.
  • Christmas holidays 2024: Monday 23 December to Tuesday 31 December 2024.
  • Winter holidays from Monday 20 January to Sunday 2 February 2025 – Kuyavia-Pomerania, Lubusz, Lesser Poland, Świętokrzyskie, Greater Poland Voivodeship.
  • Winter holidays from Monday 27 January to Sunday 9 February 2025 – Podlaskie, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.
  • Winter holidays from Monday 3 February to Sunday 16 February 2025 – Lower Silesian, Masovian, Opole, West Pomeranian Voivodeships.
  • Winter holidays from Monday 17 February to Sunday 2 March – Lublin, Łódź, Subcarpathian, Pomeranian, Silesian Voivodeships.
  • Spring Break (Easter Break) 2025: Thursday 17 April to Tuesday 22 April 2025.
  • Summer holidays 2025: from Saturday 28 June to Sunday 31 August 2025.

Additional free days for holidays in 2024-2025

In addition to school holidays, Polish children take a break from school on public holidays. Many of them fall on holidays or Saturdays and Sundays. To avoid confusion, we will provide a list of free days that fall during the school period. There are a total of seven such dates in the 2024-2025 academic year:

  • October 14, 2024 (Monday): Teacher’s Day.
  • November 1, 2024 (Friday): All Saints Day.
  • November 11, 2024 (Monday): Independence Day.
  • January 1, 2025 (Wednesday): New Year.
  • January 6, 2025 (Monday): Feast of the Three Kings.
  • May 1, 2025 (Thursday): Labor Day.
  • June 19, 2025 (Thursday): Body of Christ.

Matriculation exam dates

Below are the dates for the mandatory matriculation examinations in the 2024-2025 academic year:

  1. Monday 5 May 2025 – Abitur exam in Polish.
  2. Tuesday 6 May 2025 – GCSE Mathematics exam.
  3. Wednesday 7 May 2025 – GCSE English exam.

In this publication, All-Holidays.Info covered the following topic: school holidays in Poland 2024-2025. We also provided the dates of additional non-school days dedicated to holidays, and the dates of the matriculation exams. We hope you found the information you were interested in. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends!