Holidays for pupils in 2018

For students vacation is a welcome time of rest. Finally don’t have to get up at 7am to go to school and do homework. From the first of September, many students count the remaining days until the holidays, hoping to hold them fun and interesting.

To know the exact schedule of holidays is not only important for students themselves, but also for parents. After all, they want their legitimate weekend their children had a fun and the most exciting. Some specially take leave from work and go to a fun trip.

Calendar holidays developed by the Department of education of the Russian Federation and is purely Advisory in nature. The school administration may vary the beginning date and the end of the vacation at their discretion, guided by the curriculum or other internal document.

Separate schools do not learn in the quarters, as is customary in most educational institutions, and new modern modular system, which provides training, term. For them, the Department of education gives further guidance on the scheduling of vacations.

Holidays for schools enrolled in the quarters

Autumn holidays have already passed at the end of October and first of November, so I refer to the most important for many students the winter break, which conveniently coincide with the holidays, parents.

According to the official recommendations of the winter vacation begins in late December and end in early January. Schedule of winter vacations for the single schools, students quarters and trimesters.

Most schools will graduate on December 22. The remaining week of the year from 25 December to 31 January, most students will be busy with festive Christmas trees, and other activities. Agree about studying in such an exciting time the kids will remember.

With the beginning of the year school holidays will coincide with the official holidays throughout the country and will last till 08 Jan 2018. Again for school desks the students sit down only on 9 January 2018.

Spring break for students 2018

After a long 3 quarters, students look forward to spring break. Spring break starts March 26, 2018 and ending on 01 April 2018, which falls on a weekend day, so students will begin to learn only on Monday 2 April 2018.

Summer vacation for school 2018

Traditionally the summer holidays is the summer months from 1 June to 31 August 2018. For Junior classes the end of the school year is scheduled for may 23, for Junior and senior high on may 26. This applies to those schools that are taught on the quarter system. For educational institutions with training in trimesters summer vacation will officially start later on may 31.

To all high school students, the approach of summer vacation is not only a long-awaited vacation, but the passage of the main phase OGE 2018 and exam-2018, which usually begins in late may and can last until early July.

Changes in the recommended vacation dates

Our country is so huge that to create a single calendar of school holidays is not possible. In each area there are certain situations that affect the duration of weekends and training days.

These include:

  • quarantine
  • extreme cold
  • other weather conditions (floods, squally winds etc.)

If such «force majeure» periods take 2 or 3 days of the curriculum, then many students and teachers are under force to «catch up» program. But if such «gaps» is accumulated from a week or more, the school administration has the right to change the calendar of holidays or move the weekend into the category of training.

Legislative initiatives regarding holidays 2018

Recently there have been active discussions about how to make the dates of all holidays common to all schools in the country. On the one hand, it is very convenient for conducting competitions, contests and children’s activities.


A survey was conducted independent opinions, where respondents were offered a choice of the following options:

  • write the rules for the establishment of vacation no change
  • to move from quarters to trimesters with increasing duration of holidays
  • to break the academic year into 5 parts with a week break between them.

The majority of respondents voted for the current system where each institution can adjust the weekend of their students independently. Thus, significant changes in the schedule of school holidays in the near future is not expected.

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