Sonntag, 9. August 2009

*First Day of School and Zuckertüten*

In Germany, the first day of school for six-year-olds is a huge deal. Extended family comes to town, the kids are congratulated in front of everyone at church, the primary congratulates them too, but best of all, they get these enormous "Zuckertüten" from everyone. They're colorful, cone-shaped paper that holds all sorts of goodies, from small toys to money to candy.

Kommentare:

The Antiques Diva™ hat gesagt…

What a quaint tradition!!!

Lisa hat gesagt…

they are called schultueten (=schoolbags), and even if u are only a little cibling of a kid who is celebrating its first day of school, u usually get a small schultuete as well...So we germans LOOOOOOOVE them..
Love ur blog

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