1 September also means ‘back to school’ here in Russia. Our Russian teacher Evgenia told me that on the first day of school, children traditionally bring flowers for their teachers. Nice, isn’t it? She also laughed that it must be a great day for the Dutch economy, as most flowers come from the Netherlands (which means they are quite expensive too!).
I found these cute picture in the Moscow Times, which featured an article about this tradition today. Yup, kids’ enthusiasm for the start of the new school year really is universal! 🙂