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Did You Know- Facts about the summer….

Mariam Mohhsen, Reporter

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So, summer is gone. Let’s remember the season that was….

  1. In the United States, over 650 million long-distance summer trips are made.
  2. In the United States, the top 5 most popular summer vacations are 1) beach/ocean (45%), 2) a famous city (42%), 3) national parks (21%), 4) a lake (17%), and 5) a resort (14%).
  3. The top 5 most popular summer vacation activities in the United States are 1) shopping (54%), 2) visiting historical sites (49%), 3) swimming/water sports (49%), 4) going to a park or national park (46%), and 5) sightseeing tours (46%).
  4. The month of June was named after either Juniores, the lower branch of the roman Senate, or Juno, the wife of Jupiter.
  5. “September” is from the Latin word septem, meaning “seven.
  6. The word “season” is from the Old French season, which means “sowing/planting” or “seed time”.
  7. Summer time, specifically between Memorial Day and Labor Day, is the deadliest season for drivers aged 15–20.
  8. Before the Civil War, schools did not have summer vacation. In rural communities, kids had school off during the spring planting and fall harvest while urban schools were essentially year-round. The long summer holiday didn’t come about until the early 20th century.
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