A vacation or holiday is a leave of absence from a regular occupation, or a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family.
The concept of taking a vacation is a recent invention, and has developed through the last two centuries. Historically, the idea of travel for recreation was a luxury that only wealthy people could afford (see Grand Tour). In the Puritan culture of early America, taking a break from work for reasons other than weekly observance of the Sabbath was frowned upon. However, the modern concept of vacation was led by a later religious movement encouraging spiritual retreat and recreation. The notion of breaking from work periodically took root among the middle and working class.
In the United Kingdom, vacation once specifically referred to the long summer break taken by the law courts and then later the term was applied to universities. The custom was introduced by William the Conqueror from Normandy where it facilitated the grape harvest. In the past, many upper-class families moved to a summer home for part of the year, leaving their usual home vacant.
Vacation is the second studio album by the American rock band The Go-Go's, released in 1982 on the I.R.S. Records label. The album reached No. 8 in the U.S.Billboard 200, and was certified gold. The title track was a U.S. summer smash, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard pop singles chart. The Go-Go's were riding high at the time of the album's first release, their future to all outward appearances looking bright. Future problems were beginning to take shape, as the members' drug use and internal fighting began to escalate.
Besides the title track, two more singles were pulled from the album at the time: "Get Up and Go" and "This Old Feeling", which were minor hits in the United States. A fourth song featured on the album, the cover version of the 1960s hit "Cool Jerk", appeared as a single in 1991 to promote the band's first compilation album, Greatest. The single "Vacation" was also issued as what was perhaps the first cassette single ever.
The song "Speeding," which is not on the album, is a Caffey/Wiedling composition that was used as B-side of the single for "Get Up and Go," and is also part of the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack.
Despite doing those things at a young age, Soler was able to maintain her grades and was a consistent grade school honor student. When she reached high school, Soler spent her summer vacations with an aunt in Manila... "I bought all my school supplies for the next school year from all my earnings during vacation time.
While students in a handful of Weld County school districts returned to school this week, summer is not quite over for many of their peers ... The latest start in the county will be in Eaton where construction is also the reason for the students’ longer summer vacation ... District 6 kindergarten students begin classes Aug.
Students and faculty paused as they walked across campus to watch the action. The building was vacated last year as administrative offices transferred across campus to what was once the Ruthven Museums Building, which underwent a $150-million renovation after its exhibits were ...
The CanadianIndependentCollegeSummer Camp is a 2-week fun-packed program organized every year for both CIC students and non-students to enrich their summer vacation by learning new things and having fun at the same time!. This year, 23 students have signed up for the camp which starts from Friday, August 5th, 2022 to Friday, August 19th, 2022.
"We definitely did not have all of our students here, as some had planned last-minute vacations or had things come up last minute, but the majority of our kindergarteners are in attendance," GlencoeElementary principal LauraSims said during her school's session on Aug ...Gadsden system seeks more academic time for students.
Summer vacation is quickly approaching its end — and for some students in the Long Beach area, the end has already arrived ... The district educates more than 10,000 students across 15 schools in Bellflower and Lakewood each year, according to state data and ... Students find UC admission offers can be harder and harder to snag.
They’ve done what college students have been doing for decades, finding ways to get comfortable in confined spaces ... Shortly after the Steelers vacate the premises — the last practice is Thursday, Aug. 18 — students will arrive not only at Saint Vincent, but at campuses across the region.
"Careers on Vacations students are synonymous with establishing quality and profitable agency operations," says TISCEOSheila Folk ... The Careers on Vacation students and graduates are entrepreneurs committed to creating a successful and sustainable travel business and they welcome ...
... days on a long-awaited vacation ... While Biden didn't announce a decision on student loans announced before he ditched Washington for the beaches of South Carolina on Wednesday, he's riding into his vacation on the headwinds of a few successful and chaotic weeks at the White House.
Ukraine teen who fled war shares his experiences with Diman students ... He also serves as a board member and the president of SkillsUSA Massachusetts, the state branch of a national organization that provides workplace and leadership training for vocational students. “The past eight years has not been all golfing and vacations,” he said.
RECOVERY ... By Crystal Hsu / Staff reporter ... The restaurantoperator said it expects a further rise in business this month, as summer vacation and Father’s Day celebrations should boost food and beverage sales, it said ... The growth was the result of a surge in student customers over the summer vacation, the chain said ... .
With only about a two-day inventory of blood available, InovaBlood Donor Services is asking for your help ... More VirginiaNews More Health & Fitness News. Inova Blood Services normally likes to have a three-to-five day inventory of blood ... Blood donations typically drop over the summer because students are out of school and families take vacations.