Lahore:December 24: The government's schools and colleges in the capital city closed on Saturday for winter vacation giving students a week break from studies. The Federal Directorate of Education had announced the closure of schools and colleges overseen by it from December 23 to 31 on account of winter vacation. They will reopen on January 1 (Monday). During the vacation, staff members will remain on duty, while repair and maintenance will be carried out in the FDE-run schools and colleges totalling more than 400 in Islamabad. The private schools too closed their campuses for winter vacation on Saturday.The news.