Spring Break 2016

Spring Break is almost here but have you thought of why we celebrate it and when did it start? While some of might think of Spring Break as lounging on the beaches of Cancun and debauchery at night, others take it as a time to reflect and relax without homework and stressful school schedules. While a lot of us can’t jet set to a warm sandy beach, there are tons of things to do right here in Madison. Let’s see how well you know spring break:

1. Spring break became what we know it as in what century?

2. What was the original city to gain fame for spring break?

3. When did John McGuire, of Pierre’s bar in Metairie, Louisiana, invent the wet T-shirt contest?

4. Cancun has been a destination for decades, how many people visit each year?

5. What 2 major events helped shape spring break as we know it?

Answers below.

Spring Break Events in Madison:

Clybourne Park
March 4-13
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Mitby Theater, Truax Campus

Spring Flower Show
March 5-20
Olbrich Gardens

Good Hops Fest
March 12 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn and Hotel Suites West

The Wizard of Oz
March 11-26
The Playhouse at Overture Center

Line Breaks Hip-Hop Festival
March 11-13
Various locations see http://linebreaks.wisc.edu/schedule for details

Bike O Rama
March 11-13
Alliant Energy Center

Shamrock Shuffle 5k/10k run
March 13, 10 a.m.
State St.

St. Patricks Day Parade
March 13, 1:30 p.m.
Capitol Square

Entrepreneur Book Club: 80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall
March 15 1:30 p.m.
DreamBank, 1 N. Pinckney

Date Night at Hilldale
March 15 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dining Specials at Hilldale restaurants & Sundance Cinemas

First Step of Going into Business
March 15 6:30 p.m.
University of Madison Grainger Hall

WIAA Boys Basketball
March 17-19
$12 a session
Kohl Center

1. 18th Century, 2. Ft. Lauderdale, 3. 1970, 4. 30,000, 5. Fort Lauderdale built the first Olympic size pool in 1928 and the movie “Where the Boys Are” in 1960.