Nebraska schools open in mid-August now, even the colleges are starting before Labor Day anymore. In Europe, however, September 1st is the “standard” opening day of school.
September 1st is almost like a national holiday. Kids dress up, families dress up for formal pictures and escort their kids to school. Flowers are presented to the teachers. We were in Tallin, Estonia last year on September 1st, and found it quite festive.
This mother and daughter wait their turn for a professional photographer taking family pictures on the steps of this official-looking building.
Thought for the Day: Why fit in when you were born to stand out. Dr. Seuss