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School Traditions Around the World

Did you know most schools in Europe only went back to school last week? And they also only usually get six weeks of summer break!

We heard about a sweet tradition they have in Germany where children receive a "Schultüte" to commemorate their first day of grade one. The uniquely decorated cone is made of cardboard and filled with candy, school supplies and good luck charms given by parents, grandparents and other family members.

They also start school a week later than the rest of the kids so that they enter a more calm, settled environment. We hear the first day of grade one is a huge deal there, celebrated much like a birthday. It's a once in a lifetime event, after all!

What do you think about this tradition? We'd love to hear in the comments!

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