School holidays Hungary

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

School holidays Hungary 2011-2012

School holiday Primary education General secondary education
Starting date of students’ school
year
1 September 2011 1 September 2011
End of students’ school year 15 June 2012 15 June 2012
(3 May 2012 in the final upper
secondary grade)
Autumn holidays 9 days including 2 weekends and one public holiday
29 October – 6 November 2011
9 days including 2 weekends and one public holiday
29 October – 6 November 2011
Christmas/New Year 12 days including 2 weekends and one public holiday
22 December 2011 –
2 January 2012
12 days including 2 weekends and one public holiday
22 December 2011 –
2 January 2012
Winter/Carnival - -
Spring/Easter 5 days including one weekend and one public holiday
5 – 9 April 2012
5 days including one weekend and
one public holiday
5 – 9 April 2012
Third term - -
Summer 11 weeks
16 June – 31 August 2012
11 weeks
16 June – 31 August 2012
Public/religious holidays 15 March 2012 (Revolution Day)
1 May 2012 (Labour Day)
28 May 2012 (Whit Monday)
15 March 2012 (Revolution Day)
1 May 2012 (Labour Day)
28 May 2012 (Whit Monday)
Starting/End date of teachers’
school year
Autonomy of the educational
institution takes into account the concerning legal provision*
Autonomy of the educational
institution takes into account the concerning legal provision*

Additional notes:
According to the Act on Public Education, the minister responsible for education specifies the schedule of the academic year in a ministerial decree. Article 52 of the Act stipulates that the school term-time or the academic year commences on the first working day of September every year and concludes on 15 June
every year or on the working day which precedes 15 June if it is not a working day. The school, while leaving
the first and last school day of the academic year unchanged, may give further holidays (5 days in primary
and 6 days in secondary education) to the pupils or may change the beginning and end date of the preset
school holidays over the school year.

School holidays at schools teaching, using any of the languages of national or ethnic minorities of Hungary
as the language of instruction, may differ from the above described school holidays to celebrate national
traditions. (Source: Decree No. 30/2011 (VI. 7.) of the Minister for National Resources on the organization of school year of 2011/2012).

* Act No. XXXIII. of 1992 on the legal status of public servants and the Government Decree No. 138/1992 stipulate that the holidays of teachers primarily have to be given during the summer holiday. If not all days
can be taken during that, the rest has to be provided during the autumn, winter or spring holidays. (For
teachers the autumn, winter and spring holidays are workdays without teaching). Furthermore teachers have
5 days off at their disposal that they can take during the school year by their choice.

Source: Eurydice