School holidays Denmark

Are you looking for the date of a specific school holiday in Denmark? On holiday-calender.net you will find the school holidays in primary and general secondary education for the 2011/2012 school year.

School holidays Denmark 2011-2012

School holiday Primary education General secondary education
Starting date of students’ school year 17 August 2011 17 August 2011
End of students’ school year 29 June 2012 29 June 2012
Autumn holidays 15 – 23 October 2011 17 – 23 October 2011
Christmas/New Year 23 December 2011 –
2 January 2012
21 December 2011 –
3 January 2012
Winter/Carnival 11 – 19 February 2012 13 – 17 February 2012
Spring/Easter 31 March – 9 April 2012 2 – 9 April 2012
Third term - -
Summer 25 June – 9 August 2012 25 June – 10 August 2012
Public/religious holidays 4 May 2012
17 – 20 May 2012
28 May 2012
5 June 2012
4 May 2012
17 – 20 May 2012
28 May 2012
5 June 2012
Starting date of teachers’
school year
Not determined at central level – differs at the various
schools/institutions. In general the teachers start a few days before the
pupils/students.
Not determined at central level – differs at the various
schools/institutions. In general the teachers start a few days before the
pupils/students.
End of teachers’ school year Not Not determined at central level.
Usually the teachers’ school year follows that of the pupils/students.
Not determined at central level.
Usually the teachers’ school year follows that of the pupils/students.

Additional notes:
The abovementioned dates for the Folkeskole are a sample from the municipality of Hørsholm (1), as the dates vary slightly on a national scale. E.g. the winter/carnival holiday thus depends on the municipality which usually decides whether the holiday is in week 7 or 8. The dates for upper secondary education are
taken from Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium (2).

Folkeskole, that is schools offering comprehensive primary and lower secondary education are at liberty to
decide on the number of holidays and their distribution, given that they offer a minimum of 200 school days
each year. The Ministry of Education determines the last day of the school year, which is the case for both
primary, lower secondary and general upper secondary education. In addition, the Ministry may also issue
guidelines regarding the distribution of holidays.

Source: Eurydice