Yayy..It's time to play 😁 #germany #kids #schooltradition

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On the first day of first grade, every child gets a giant cone filled with toys and candy.
The Schultüte, a tradition that dates back to the 1800s, gives kids toys when they enter school to celebrate the “seriousness of life.”

Going back to work after vacation would be a whole lot more bearable if employers were like Germany. These days, it’s not unlikely for kids to even get video games and a cell phone in their cones, too. Germany’s not alone in the practice, however — Austria and the Czech Republic have a similar tradition, too.

Source: https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/strange-interesting-facts-germany