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Spring break at Panama City Beach, Florida, Florida
Spring break at Panama City Beach, Florida, Florida

Spring break, also more commonly known as March break in some parts of Canada, is a week-long recess from studying in early spring at universities and schools in the United States, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, China, and other countries. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 196 KB) Spring Break in Panama City Beach, March 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 196 KB) Spring Break in Panama City Beach, March 2006. ... Nickname: Location in Bay County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Bay incorporated 1969 Government  - Mayor Gayle Oberst Area  - Total 18. ... This article is about the Korean civilization. ...

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Time of the year

In the United States, spring break may range from the end of February to later days in April, but many schools are out for at least one of the weeks in March. Some schools call this "March break" when it is a middle week in March. Many K–12 institutions in the United States coincide their spring break with Easter and Passover. This article is about the Christian festival. ... This article is about the Jewish holiday. ...


In Canada, the March Break for students in elementary school and secondary schools is usually the first week of March, so there is no school that special week. However, both Nova Scotia and British Columbia have their March Break the second or third week of March. A primary school in ÄŒeský Těšín, Poland Primary education is the first stage of compulsory education. ... Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944...


In Canadian universities, it is known as reading week, or, "Slack week" and is in late February or early March.


In Japan, the spring break starts with the end of the academic year in March and ends on April 1 with the beginning of a new academic year. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


History

From the end of World War II until the 1980s, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was a notorious spring break destination in the United States. On March 19, 2006, the New York Times reported that Fort Lauderdale's reputation as a spring break destination for college students started when the Colgate University men's swimming team went to practice there over break in 1935.[1] Fort Lauderdale became even more popular due to the 1960 film Where the Boys Are, in which college girls met boys while on spring break there. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Established 27 March 1911 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Jim Naugle Area [1]  - City 36. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Colgate in fall. ... Where the Boys Are is a 1960 American motion picture comedy about four Midwestern college co-eds who spend spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ...


Common practices

Spring break's notorieties include increased drinking and sexuality. Residents of the Fort Lauderdale area became so upset at the damage done by vacationers, that the local government passed laws restricting parties in 1985. By 1989, the number of college vacationers fell to 20,000, a far cry from the 350,000 who went to Fort Lauderdale four years prior.[2] The relationship between alcohol consumption and health has been the subject of formal scientific research since at least 1926, when Dr. Raymond Pearl published his book, Alcohol and Longevity, in which he reported his finding that drinking alcohol in moderation was associated with greater longevity than either abstaining or drinking... This article is about human sexual perceptions. ...


Spring break party goers responded by moving to the more liberal community of Daytona Beach area (over 200,000 students traveled there each spring at its peak), but after Daytona's local government undertook similar measures, the crowds of the mid-1990s and early 2000s had fallen to a point where "a few students still come, but officials don't even estimate their numbers." Fort Lauderdale suffered a recession as a result of this, but the local hotel industry survived by catering to the retirement population. Panama City Beach, Florida remains a popular spring break destination due to its relatively close proximity to many Southern colleges and driving distances. The locals in Panama City Beach welcome Spring Breakers every year, and is a major factor in the city's economy. Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Daytona redirects here. ... In macroeconomics, a Recession is a decline in any countrys Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or negative real economic growth, for two or more successive quarters of a year. ... Nickname: Location in Bay County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Bay incorporated 1969 Government  - Mayor Gayle Oberst Area  - Total 18. ...


South Padre Island has since limited the Spring Break following suit with Fort Lauderdale and Daytona Beach.


Popular destinations outside the United States include Cancun, Acapulco, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. Tour agencies have not only cited the lower drinking ages in these places, but also the fact that the drinking ages are poorly enforced. Canc n is a coastal city in Quintana Roo, Mexicos easternmost state. ... For other uses, see Acapulco (disambiguation). ... Mazatlán is a city (population 340,000 as of 2000) located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, just across from the southernmost tip of Baja California. ... Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Oceans Bahía de Banderas. ... [--168. ...


See also

Schoolies or Schoolies week (known as Leavers or Leavers week in Western Australia) refers to the Australian tradition of high-school graduates (known as Schoolies or Leavers) having week-long holidays following the end of their final exams in late November and early December. ...

References

  1. ^ The Innocent Birth of the Spring Bacchanal - New York Times
  2. ^ Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide | Fodor's Online

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Spring break - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (515 words)
Spring break, also March break in Canada, is a week-long recess from studying in early spring at universities and K-12 schools in the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, China and other countries.
In Japan, the spring break starts with the end of the academic year in March and ends on April 1 with the beginning of a new academic year.
Spring break is also celebrated by K-12 institutions, and is also known as March break.
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