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School Holidays 2013

Can anyone tell me the dates of schools breaks in USA for 2013? Especially spring and summer breaks.

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Sorry, tootti, but each school district, in each city, in each state in the United States, decides their own dates. There is no specific date in the USA. If you care to be more specific, as to at least which city you are interested in, we can tell you what the dates for 2012 are. Chuck...

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As mentioned, it really depends upon the school district, etc.

In general, you will find:

1) Easter is March 31 next year. The two weeks around Easter generally you will find some school off for breaks. However university schedules can differ and they could be off for 3 weeks in March starting early and extending a bit into April.

2) School breaks vary - but for the summer season, many people visit California. What we find is that mid May till mid August is the peak period (note: Many local school districts may still be in school in May and early June - but you already have the summer in flux from other states for summer vacations by mid May.) Mid August many schools are back in, with a few being later and go back around Labor Day in September. Some colleges however start even later some as late as October 1.

As mentioned, clear as mud - but this gives you a general idea....

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Chuck is correct.

Generally, spring break is sometime around March or April, often coinciding with Easter, either the week before or the week after.

Summer 'vacation' is usually the first to middle of June to the first or middle of September, but some districts begin as early as late August.

Winter, or "Christmas" break is usually for two weeks around Christmas, ending after January 1st.

Some districts are on a "year round" schedule which divides the year into 6 or 8 week segments and rotates groups of students around that, as in "8 weeks on, 8 weeks off" depending upon which "track" the students are assigned.

If you are trying to avoid running into students out of school in your vacation plans, your best bets are to avoid Easter time and Christmas. You are pretty safe January to March and late August to the middle of December.

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(mini and I were typing at the same time. I hope it all makes sense to you.)

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We were thinking of travelling to LA & Disneyland around 11th March to 25th March

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6. Re: School Holidays 2013

Since Easter is at the end of March you should be OK, but the 25th is cutting it pretty close.

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Thank you

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Mid March is the start of the various College Spring Break times which brings in large crowds to Disneyland, i would not suggest visiting during that time. Those breaks can be anywhere from around the 10th of so of March (so a little before mid March) to Mid April.

There are also alot of School Competitons as well as Conventions during that time period which makes it busy at Disneyland, along with Secondary and Elementary Schools Spring Break times that were mentioned which are as said, usually the full week before or some the full week after Easter Sunday ( whenever that date is since it changes from year to year)

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We are arriving in Kona, Oahu on the 26th of May 2013 for a four day stop over on our way to the US & Canada. We are planning to stop each night along the way around the island returning to Kona.

On our return flight we are planning a four day stop over in Honolulu from 1/10/13 to 5/10/13. Are we likely to be running into problems with vacationers from the US during either of these periods. Should we book well ahead?

Looking forward to some local advice.

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10. Re: School Holidays 2013

Kenmar1 are you asking about school holidays in Hawaii on the California forum? You should probably post this on the Hawaii forum