By: Rebecca Lubin and Zariah Petway
With spring break quickly approaching many students anticipate the break due to not having school. A whole week of not having to get up early, being able to sleep in, and not stress over homework, projects, quizzes, and tests.
Spring break is celebrated in many different ways all around the world. From people going on vacation out of the country to people staying home and simply relaxing and doing nothing. But one thing for sure that every spring break in each country has in common is that it always falls around Easter or other similar religious holidays around the world.
According to Wikipedia, in Japan, the spring break starts in March (at the end of the academic year) and ends on April 1st starting with a new academic year.
In Germany, universities schedule a semester break which lasts from about 5-8 weeks in March. The Whitsun (Pentecost) holidays are around late May or early June, they also consider this as spring break.
In Portugal, spring break is mostly known as “Easter Holidays” and students have 2 weeks off around the country.
In Spain, there is no spring break proper, but the holy week is celebrated and students have holidays during these days.
In the United Kingdom, they have an Easter break that lasts from 1-2 and a half weeks for high schools and 2-4 weeks for university students.
In Columbia, spring break takes place the first week of April, during the Holy week until the second week.
Brien McMahon is known as a very diverse community and the many things students do for spring break may vary.
Liberty Brown (‘18) says, “For spring break I'm going to track practice and work. I gotta keep my body in shape for summer.”
Another student says she looks forward to traveling this break. Trinity Hurd says, “I get to see and do new things. I am also going to teen talent, which is a competition for children and teens to show their talents at a Christian event, I’m gonna be chilling in a hotel.
Aisling Murray says, “I like spring break because it gives me time to chill, get some things done that I may have slacked off on, and I get to go on mini vacations. This spring break I'm going to the Dominican Republic, I can’t wait to relax.”