Ever wonder when Spring Break first started? According to this article on Mental Floss, a celebration of spring has happened since recorded history began! The college experience of Spring Break can be traced back to two events - one as far back as 1928 and the other to 1960.
Mental Floss has a really interesting article - you should check it out! http://mentalfloss.com/article/49472/how-did-spring-break-get-its-start