1st semester: from September to the end of December or January
2nd semester: from January to May
Holidays & public holidays during the academic year
Christmas: 2 weeks, end of December / beginning of January
Winter: 1 or 2 week (s) in February
Spring: 1 or 2 week (s) in April
Public holidays: November 1 (Feast of All Saints); November 11 (Armistice 1918); December 25 (Christmas); January 1 (New Year); Easter; May 1 (Labor Day); May 8 (Victory of 1945); Ascension; July 14 (National Day); August 15 (Assumption).