For one week Spring Break will last one week, from April 11, 2022 to April 15, 2022.
In Los Angeles, the longest that spring break has ever lasted is 16 days - from March 20 to March 26, 1984. El Dia de los Muertos falls on November 1 every year, so some schools switch the day of the holiday.
Most students go on vacation during this time, so hotels can charge higher rates than usual if there's a lot of traffic on travel websites. However, for some reason, students don't seem to mind coming back to school even though it's still early in the semester.
There have been attempts to make spring break longer. In 2007, Congress passed legislation making Mardi Gras Day a federal holiday, which means that next year it will be the first full week of spring break instead of half a week like now. But since when does Congress care about what happens in New Orleans?
Another attempt to make spring break longer was made in 2018 when Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced bill to make Emancipation Day a national holiday. The idea was to give workers more time off and make June 19th a legal public holiday.
One week Spring break is a one-week period in late March or early April (usually around Easter). Summer vacation: 10-11 weeks, depending on area and state, from the end of May to early August, early June to mid-August, or the end of June to the day after Labor Day in early September. Fall break: Two weeks in late October or early November.
Spring break started as a Catholic tradition dating back to 1872 when Pope Gregory XVI declared that Christians should have at least one week off every year to celebrate Easter. Early settlers in North America took advantage of the Christian holiday by taking time off work, which became known as "springing forward" an hour or two past midnight on Easter Sunday. Today's young people may choose to stay up late on Easter Sunday but then go to school the next morning like everyone else.
The term "spring break" first appeared in print in 1973 in John Sayles' movie "Matewan". The film is about coal miners who fight against their company during the West Virginia mine wars of the 1930s. In the movie, the characters take a week-long fishing trip during spring break.
Coal mining was very important to the region's economy until it was replaced by tourism after World War II. The decline in coal mining caused by automation and the development of other countries such as Poland and India led many companies to lay off workers.
Spring Break lasts around 6 weeks from start to finish, with 3 weeks being the peak travel dates in March. The first wave of students arrive on South Padre Island about mid-February to early March to be able to book rooms before they get too expensive. As soon as they find a good deal, they book it and head back home, so there is always some overlap between waves.
The second wave arrives in late March or early April to take advantage of the low prices. The third wave comes in May for the beach vacation instead of school breaks. June through August are the most popular months for students who want to catch some surfing while listening to music without worrying about school exams or parent meetings.
Some travelers will stay an extra week or two after their spring break just to have time to enjoy South Padre Island before it gets crowded again in the fall for back-to-school shopping.
The longest single continuous stretch of spring break was five consecutive weeks during 1994-1994. This was because many students were going to Florida for the summer job market and didn't want to work for more than a few days anyway. In addition, the price of airfares had dropped dramatically since 1993 when spring break started falling on a weekend when schools were already out for Easter.