No Buddhist retreat, just a break away from the Internet. As I really do not know how to take proper breaks, I have decided to look it up and publish a short note. Just a reminder should I log back in to post. But, I have not decided yet on reblogs…
Well, see you all in a couple of months! Enjoy your Summer (or Winter if you live on the other side of the equator.)
From http://www.365celebration.com/summer-break/ (edited)
Summer break is a vacation period of six to eight months, which varies from country to country. In this period most of schools are preparing for the next academic period and undertake some constructive activities. Summer break allows teachers to take some special training in the field of their subject and students can get a chance to participate in some fun activities.
Summer vacation gives an opportunity to students to attend Summer schools and summer activities and most of them hangout with their childhood friends. As there is no school and home tuition in this time, many parents would like to go for a vacation with their children, free of stress and burden. There are many popular destinations like New York, Miami, London are some of the few places to go for a vacation. Many college and university students are using summer break as a period to earn some extra pocket money.
In India, summer vacation in north Indian schools starts first of May to the first of July but in southern states, it is from first of March to first of June. In Australia, summer vacation varies on the basis of region. Usually, some schools ends in late June and some schools goes on till early of July.
In England, summer vacation is usually span over around seven weeks, from mid of July to end of September. Many countries are organizing some events like book fairs for students and creativity competition for students as a result they can spend their summer break effectively.