Before going to party, let’s learn a little bit more about this American myth.
At the strictly beginning, Spring Break appeared in Greece and Antic Roma. Spring embodied fertility and the population organized parties and rituals for their Gods and more particularly for Dionysus, Wine’s God. Indeed, during those celebrations, they drank a lot and danced too.
From the 19th century, Spring Break arrived in the United States. At that time, students gathered near lakes or waterfalls. It was like a rest cure after a long semester of studies.
Then, the phenomenon ran out of steam because several universities weren’t coeducational anymore. People went to their military service instead.
Spring Break, as we know it now, have been highlighted by the cult movie “Where the Boys Are” which met a huge success in the United States. The story was about students who went to Fort Lauderdale, in Florida, to make party and enjoy the sun.
From the 70’s, Spring Break became an institution. It was the hippy period so there were some drugs but also a lot of love. After Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach was invaded. Cancun was also created at that time, in 1969. Now, a bar is launched every week in Cancun.
Since Spring Break is our Spring Break, as we know (personally or in movies) it, there are a lot of different destinations:
South Padre Island, Texas
Palm Springs, California
Grand Bahama and Nassau, Bahamas
Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Panama City Beach and South Beach, Florida
Montego Bay and Negril, Jamaica
Acapulco, Cancun and Mazatlan, Mexico
Now, it’s up to you. Let’s pick up your destination!