How is the first day of classes in different countries of the world (I envy to the German students)

In many countries, such as Great Britain, Norway, Finland and France, not only celebrates the day of graduation, but also the first day of classes. Today I want to tell how is the first day of school in 7 countries where the beginning of classes is considered an important event. Read the article to the end and discover how they came by the tradition of israel, to grease the blackboard of the school with honey.

To found it very interesting to find out about this spectacular tradition and, although in some countries the beginning of the school year varies, what is important is to remember or enjoy this wonderful time of our lives.

1. Germany

The dates of the summer vacation and the beginning of the school year varies in different regions of Germany. The holidays can be up to 6 weeks. The education can be started either at the end of July as at the beginning of September.

Thanks to the traditions that started in Germany in the early NINETEENTH century, a large number of children going to school with great happiness. The first day of the school year, they receive the so-called “schultüte”, a large cone of different colors full of candy, cookies and other delicious things, and also school supplies and small toys.

All the cones that are brought by the parents with gifts are placed in a cup of special wood and children, without opening it, you can choose the one that they like.

Also, in many German schools, before the start of the school year, takes place a religious ceremony. In addition to children, also attended by the parents, relatives and godparents. But the solemn ceremony blesses the children in his long journey of study. After these events, the young students performed an excursion in which they know their school. The children immediately the next day, they are brought to school.

2. Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, the academic year begins on 15 September and ends in may-June. The children go to school at 7 years of age, but, at the request of the parents, they can go to the 6.

The festival begins with the hoisting of the flag of the school and the call. Sometimes, well-known people to make a small speech and words motivational. After the traditional song and dance, releasing pigeons or releasing air balloons. This symbolizes the desire to reach a great height in the school activities. The festival concludes in the building of the school, where the children expect a reward.

3. Japan

In many countries, the beginning of the school homework is done at the end of the summer and beginning of autumn. This is a type of transition from one time happy and carefree to a period school more seriously. The japanese, on the contrary, begin the school year on the 1st of April, when the spring and nature awakens. Children enter the school with a sense of renewal, enjoying the flowering of cherry blossoms.

The first day of school is a holiday for the japanese. The relatives and friends congratulate the students and make them some gifts. Parents and students necessarily use elegant clothes and are photographed at the entrance or on the door next to the school, most of the times, under the cherry blossoms. After that, along with their parents, they turn to the ceremony of admission: Nyuugakushiki.

Among the activities there is a parade on the part of new students accompanied by the applause of the older students.

After this, the students of the 5th or 6th grade perform for the new students a tour of the school, decorated with drawings of welcome and cherry blossoms.

4. Czech Republic

In Czech Republic, the children go to school at 6 years old. Classes begin on the first working day of September, and classes last about 1 hour. In addition, the first class to pass along to parents. After the class, the parents, along with their children, they go to a candy store to eat ice cream or other treats.

5. Russia

Currently, in Russia, the Day of Knowledge is celebrated on the 1st of September, however, this date was not set immediately. During the times of Peter I, one of the governors most prominent of the Russian Empire, in school classes could start in August, September or October. Until 1935, there was not a specific date for the start of the studies. However, the law established that all children between the ages of 8 to 10 years should be admitted in the autumn to the school.

Since 1984, the first day of class turned into a party. In schools, they perform a series of events, after that go for a kind of peace and then go to all the remaining classes in accordance with the schedule.

Now, the first day of classes also begins with a ceremony. In it, according to the tradition, a boy from a more advanced level turns in a circle with a small first degree on the shoulders, which is holding and ringing a bell.

6. Israel

In Israel, he is given a great importance to the fact that the children feel part of a great school team. And the commemorations ready for this school day are prepared with precisely this objective.

The children go to school on the 1st of September. That day they expect to dances and the sound of double drums. The children receive the blessing by the rabbi and they sing songs and hug each other.

Also, in Israel there is a tradition curious and linked with the beginning of education. A little honey is muddy on the blackboard in school or the paper with the alphabet jewish. The children lick honey from the surface and this symbolizes that the knowledge of the Torah is as sweet as honey.

This custom still exists in some orthodox communities of Israel. In many schools and institutions, the honey was replaced with candy or cookies with the alphabet, but the essence of the habit remained the same.

7. India

In India, the education at the school lasts from April to march or from June to may, depending on the region and climatic conditions. The children go to school from the age of 6 years. For students relatively wealthy, the beginning of the school year is a solemn occasion. With new backpacks and beautiful clothes, they attend a ceremony in florida with a name difficult to pronounce and read: “Pravesanolsavam”.

However, despite the prohibition of the use of child labour, many children are forced to work to ensure its power. Sometimes, for this you have to sacrifice even the basic education.

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