Some school holidays in Florida are dependent on the season, such as receiving up to a week off for Thanksgiving in November, a week off for Spring break, a longer Christmas break in December and a prolonged Summer break. Some schools share a number of Federal holidays, though which schools celebrate which holidays is left up to the individual school districts to decide.
Many Florida schools celebrate Labor Day as a holiday, and it falls on the third Monday of every September. Columbus Day is also a popular school holiday, and it is celebrated on the second Monday of October. Schools often celebrate Veterans' Day on November 11th every year.
Another holiday celebrated by some schools in Florida is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. This holiday falls on the third Monday in January. Other schools may hold a holiday for Robert E. Lee's birthday, which, on January 19th, is typically around that time.
Some schools celebrate Presidents' Day, which falls on the third Monday in February and is intended to honor both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In March or April, some schools may hold a holiday for Good Friday, which is always the Friday before Easter Sunday. Many schools celebrate Memorial Day as a holiday, and this always falls on the last Monday in May.