School holiday calendar, for the current quarter in North Korea (People's Rep.)
Source: 2021 school calendar not available
Schools don’t have enough funds to operate, so they go on vacation for 10 days or so and order students to collect wild greens, acorns and animal skins. The students call these periods ‘wild greens vacations’ or ‘acorn vacations’
Students are required to collect 1 kg of wild greens, 5 kg of acorns, and 3 rabbit skins. They also have to collect 5 kg of wood for heating. Some schools even require students to contribute a pair of gloves for use at construction sites.
If students cannot meet the quotas for wood, they must provide the school with US $2 instead. 2021 calendar NOT confirmed, but North Korea has extended school vacations as part of COVID-19 disease control efforts
|No school holidays for the current quarter|