When does the academic year begin at UMa?

At the University of Madeira, the academic year starts in September and ends in June. The first semester begins in mid-September and ends in the beginning of February; the second semester starts in early February and ends at the end of June. During this period there are three (3) holiday periods: Christmas, Easter and summer (full month of August). The academic calendar can be found at http://www.uma.pt.

When does the academic year begin at UMa?