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Fun Facts About Spring Break

Spring break is a highly anticipated time of the year when students can take a break from their studies and enjoy some much-needed relaxation. While most people are familiar with the concept of spring break, there are some interesting and unique facts about this holiday that you may not know. In this blog, we'll explore five fun facts about spring break.

  1. Spring break was invented by a swim coach. Spring break has been around for a long time, but it wasn't always the fun-filled holiday that we know today. The tradition actually started back in the 1930s when a swim coach named Sam Ingram took his team to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for training during their break. Other college swim teams followed suit, and soon the idea of taking a break in a warm, sunny location caught on with other students.

  2. Spring break contributes to the local economy. According to a report by the U.S. Travel Association, spring breakers spend over $1 billion on airfare, lodging, and other expenses during their trips. This can have a significant impact on the local economy, supporting businesses and creating jobs.

  3. Florida is the top destination for spring break. Cities like Miami Beach, Panama City Beach, and Daytona Beach attract thousands of students each year with their warm weather, beaches, and nightlife.

  4. Some colleges have their own spring break traditions. While most spring breakers head to popular destinations like Cancun or South Beach, some colleges have their own unique traditions. For example, students at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire celebrate "Winter Carnival" during their spring break, with events like ski races, ice sculpting, and a polar bear plunge.

  5. MTV helped popularize spring break. In the late 1980s, the network began broadcasting live coverage of spring break festivities from destinations like Daytona Beach, Florida, and Cancun, Mexico. The coverage was a hit with young viewers, and soon college students across the country were flocking to these locations for their own spring break adventures.

From everyone at Star Tutoring, we wish you a relaxing spring break!

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