Last Updated on 10/31/2021 by てんしょく飯
Summer vacation is widely practiced mainly in temperate countries, but its purpose differs from country to country.
Avoidance of summer heat is often the main factor, but other factors, such as the academic year (United States) and the presence of traditional summer practices, are often secondary factors in implementation.
Elementary school / junior high school / high school
In the case of Japanese educational institutions, the official name is “summer vacation”. In the past, there were many cases where there was no air-conditioning equipment in school buildings (in recent years, the air-conditioning installation rate has increased to about 50% as of 2017), and classes under the control of the Pacific High are difficult due to the heat, so it is said that it will be closed during that time.
The summer vacation period is generally from the end of July to the end of August in Japan.
In cold and snowy areas such as Hokkaido, North Tohoku, Nagano Prefecture, and the mountainous areas of Gifu Prefecture, it is from July 21st to August 20th. For example, in Hokkaido, there are many times from July 26th to August 18th.
Universities, junior colleges, colleges of technology
The summer vacation period varies depending on each university, junior college, and college of technology, but it is generally around the end of July or the beginning of August-the end of September, which is about two months.
Generally, it is often set longer than that of elementary school, junior high school, and high school, but recent university reforms have made it necessary to teach accurately 15 weeks per class, and elementary and junior high schools. Some universities have a period equal to or less than that of high school.