Today, December 29th marks the start of the school vacation, or as we say in Australia “school holidays”
I have to be back at school on Friday, February 10th ! A grand total of 42 days of Rest and relaxation.

We finnished up with a lunch paid for by some of the parents. This sort of thing is quite common in Korea. It happens at the start and the end of the school year and important events in between.

Vacation: A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation, especially one with pay granted to an employee.
Holiday: Chiefly British. A vacation. Often used in the phrase on holiday.