School Holidays in Cyprus
When the children are on holiday: the school term dates you need to know in Cyprus...
The Cyprus school year follows the three term system with vacation breaks in summer, the Christmas/New Year period and the Greek Orthodox Easter period falling in spring. Most English-curriculum schools have a mid-term break of one week in October and February.
- The school year includes registration days
- Some primary schools named after a Saint are closed on the corresponding Saint's day
- The Minister of Education and Culture (MOEC) may choose to change the dates for educational benefit reasons
Secondary school vacation dates vary from district to district, and private international schools have different dates for their school holidays.
Note: Please always check with the relevant school to confirm the holiday dates.
General Guide to School Holidays in Cyprus
|Back to School||1 September|
|Cyprus Independence Day||1 October holiday|
|Ochi Day||28 October holiday|
|Christmas Holidays||Week before Christmas to after Epiphany (6 January)|
|Three Holy Hierarchs||30 January holiday|
|Green Monday (Clean Monday)||First Monday of Lent (3 March 2014)|
|Easter Break||Good Monday to Friday after Easter|
|Greek Independence Day||25 March holiday|
|Greek Cypriot National Day||1 April holiday|
|Labour Day/May Day||1 May holiday|
|Summer Break||June 30|
Private School Dates
This is a rough guide to the dates of private international schools' terms for the school year. Please note that term dates are approximate, as each private school has its own timetable.
Private International Schools 2013-2014
|September term begins||Late August to early September 2013|
|October half term break||Last week of October|
|December break||20-23 December 2013 to 7 January 2014|
|Half term break||One week between late February and early March|
|Green Monday||3 March 2014|
|Eastern Easter holiday||14 April - 25 April 2014|
|Summer break||21 June 2014|