In the United States, the academic year typically has about 180 school days for K-6, running from the early (Northern Hemisphere) fall to early summer. Colleges and universities often have shorter years. School holidays (also referred to as vacations, breaks, and recess) are the periods during which schools are closed.
In the United States, there are typically 180 school days in a year, although private schools tend to have classes for 170 days each year.
The following list includes national holidays – State holidays are not included.
The school calendar dates in the United States are determined by the respective school districts within each state. For more updated information, please visit individual school websites.
School Holidays in USA 2022
*All dates are subject to errors and changes
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||17-01-2022||3rd Monday in January|
|George Washington’s Birthday||21-03-2022||3rd Monday in February|
|Spring Break||Varies by School||Schools typically schedule a 1-week break during March or April, with the peak during the final 2 weeks of March.|
|Memorial Day||30-05-2022||Last Monday in May|
|Summer Break||Varies by School||Schools typically schedule a 10- to 11-week break beginning between May and June and ending between August and September.|
|Labor Day||05-09-2022||1st Monday in September|
|Columbus Day||10-10-2022||2nd Monday in October|
|Thanksgiving||24/25 -11-2022||4th Thursday in November (Thanksgiving & Day after)|
|Winter Break||Varies by School||Schools typically schedule a 1- to 2-week break during the final weeks of December and the first weeks of January. The break typically begins the week before Christmas (Dec. 25) and ends shortly after New Years Day (Jan. 1)|
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* When a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, it is usually observed on the preceding Friday. When the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday.
* In addition to the ten annual federal holidays, Inauguration Day is an eleventh holiday designated by Congress for observance every four years on January 20 following a U. S. presidential election. It is only observed by government employees in Washington D.C. and the border counties of Maryland and Virginia. Inauguration Day was created to help relieve the congestion that occurs around Washington D.C. with the events surrounding the swearing-in of the President and Vice President of the United States.
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