School holidays Spain

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

School holidays Spain 2011-2012

School holiday Primary education General secondary education
Starting date of students’ school
year
Between 6 and 13 September 2011 Between 6 and
15 September 2011
End of students’ school year Between 20 and 25 June 2012 Between 19 and 29 June (3) 2012
Autumn holidays - -
Christmas/New Year At least 2 weeks between
22 December 2011 and
9 January 2012
At least 2 weeks between
22 December 2011 and
9 January 2012
Winter/Carnival Between 3 and 6 days (depending on the Autonomous Community) (4) Between 3 and 6 (depending on the Autonomous Community) (4)
Spring/Easter About 10 days between 2 and
9 April or 5 and 15 April 2012
About 10 days between 2 and
9 April or 5 and 15 April 2012
Third term - -
Summer 11 weeks between late June and mid September 11/12 weeks between late June
and mid September
Public/religious holidays 12 public holidays (some of them common throughout the whole country and some specific of the different Autonomous Communities). 12 public holidays (some of them common throughout the whole country and some specific of the different Autonomous Communities).
Starting date of teachers’
school year
1 September 2011 1 September 2011
End of teachers’ school year 30 June 2012 30 June 2012

Additional notes:
(1) Dates vary according to the different Autonomous Communities, see the table below.
(2) The total minimum number of school days is 175 in Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary Education in all Autonomous Communities.
(3) In the last year of post-compulsory upper general secondary education, classes finish two or three weeks earlier than in the rest of stages. This time is used to prepare the university entrance examinations.
(4) In the different Autonomous Communities, the education authorities allocate a certain number of days (between 3 and 6) for Carnival, bank holidays or other free days or grant freedom to schools to allocate these days along the whole school year at their convenience.

Source: Eurydice

Summer holidays Spain

Region Primary education General secondary education
  Starting (2011) End (2012) Starting (2011) End (2012)
Andalucía 12 September 22 June 15 September 22 June
Aragón 7 September 21 June 9 September 21 June
Asturias 12 September 20 June 14 September 22 June
Baleares 12 September 22 June 14 September 26 June
Canarias 7 September 22 June 13 September 22 June
Cantabria 12 September 22 June 12 September 22 June
Castilla y León 9 September 22 June 15 September 22 June
Castilla-La Mancha 12 September 21 June 15 September 26 June
Cataluña 7 September 22 June 7 September 22 June
Ceuta 12 September 22 June 12 September 22 June
Extremadura 13 September 22 June 13 September
(Lower Secondary)
15 September
(Upper Secondary)
22 June
Galicia 12 September 22 June 16 September 22 June
La Rioja 8 September 25 June 12 September 25 June
Madrid 12 September 26 June 14 September 26 June
Melilla 12 September 22 June 12 September
(Lower Secondary)
13 September
(Upper Secondary)
22 June
Murcia 9 September 22 June 15 September 29 June
Navarra (2) Not before
7 September
No later 20 June Not before
9 September
Not later 19 June
País Vasco (2) Not before
6 September
No later 22 June Not before
6 September
Not later 22 June
C. Valenciana 8 September 22 June 14 September 22 June

Additional notes:
(1) In the last year of post-compulsory upper general secondary education, classes finish two or three weeks
earlier than in the rest of stages. This time is used to prepare the university entrance examinations.
(2) In these Autonomous Communities schools are free to establish their own calendar taking into account the limit starting and ending dates established by the educational authorities.

Source: Eurydice