Following Estonian tradition our little one took some nice flowers to school to give to her teachers on her first day back. This is one of my sweetest childhood memories- very proudly holding a bunch of flowers and walking to school wearing my new school uniform, with a nice ribbon in my long hair.
Asters are the flowers most traditionally used…. often grown in people`s own gardens.
We have some other back to school traditions in Estonia too. Estonian flags are up everywhere and the first school day is always 1 September. Every school will also have a special parents’ assembly so parents can see the school and look around their child’s classroom.