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Do you know the history of the school holidays?

Already the holidays! To the paris students, the winter holidays begin this weekend. The famous rule of alternation required by the national Education - two weeks of leave, then seven weeks worked - time considered necessary to allow you to recover according to the specialists, therefore, does not apply this year. This principle, adopted in 1985, is in reality often not met, due to the zoning.

A sensitive subject

The subject of school holidays remains a sensitive subject in France: the minister of national Education, although he considers that a reflection on the vacation time of students is important, had decided last September not to touch to this calendar by 2022.

If some are not satisfied with the cutting of the school holidays, be aware that this year's nine public holidays fall during the week. What allow our little darlings to rest.

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calendar French school is undergoing a constant evolution. In the Nineteenth century, students have a month and a half of vacation in the summer. The school year ends mid-August and the receipt is attached to the 1st October. Over time, the holidays are advanced. And it was in 1959 that the date of 1 July marks the start of summer vacation. Twenty years later, in the 80's, the back is done in the month of September.

school Zones

With the rapid development of tourism, the concept of "zoning" is created. It takes place in the 60's. These areas are used to delay the start of the summer holidays and to avoid the famous slowdowns on the roads of the holidays. After two zones, the splitting widens to three in 1971, and has been redesigned recently, taking into account the new map of regions.

From 2015, to meet certain industries in the tourism, holidays of spring have been developed in order to allow some of the French to go flying down the tracks of snow.

Take our quiz and discover the history of the school holidays. And for those who have the luck to go: happy holidays!

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