The public school year begins Feb. 10, and families are rushing to get in more vacation time until then.
But students in the lower grades will have an extra break from class later in the year.
Some 30,000 teachers and others in the Ministerio de Educación Pública participate in the national census that takes place from May 30 until June 3 this year. These mainly are teachers for the primary and pre-school classes.
School officials said that the break will not be complete because teachers will assign their students work to do while they remain home during the Censo Nacional.