Like any other country, the Netherlands has its own special public holidays to celebrate. The country has a historical Christian background so most of the Christian holidays are celebrated. On those days, companies and schools are closed.
To avoid huge traffic jams during holiday periods, school term dates vary by region and depending on the kind of school type. Schools in Holland are divided into three holiday regions: North, Central, and South. School holidays in the North of the Netherlands usually start and end earlier than those in the centre or Southern area. The Brainport region belongs to the Southern area. Aside from the various public holidays throughout the year, there are further breaks in October (1 week), Christmas (2 weeks), Spring/February (1 week), Easter/April (usually only Easter Sunday and Monday), and May (2 weeks).
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