Tuesday, September 1, 2009

If You See These..


Pretty, huh?


Or multiple strands of these...


... Then it must be September 1st, the national holiday known as "The Day of Knowledge," and the first day of school for ALL Russian children.

I'm a sucker for all the cool balloon decorations. I love them! I've never seen such creativity with balloons back in the USA... These photos are only a basic example of what you can find at celebrations here.

7 comments:

Tina in CT said...

Wow, so different and pretty! Really artisitic. I've never seen anything like it.

It's wonderful that returning to school and learning is so highly celebrated.

Anonymous said...

We never had any balloons that I can remember. But September 1st was a great day always. The flowers, your parents walking to school with you... The parents usually did the stint for the first year only, after that you carried you flowers on your own. But it always felt like a big holiday. I gave my children "the first day of school" presents for years in US. My mother use to buy me a honeycomb at the farmers market for the first day of school. It may of happened only once, but I remember it as always.
Olga

The Expatresse said...

I was pretty sure there was "Back to School" music in the Metro yesterday. I heard piped in stuff with kids singing and the word "school."

bfedup said...

At our school we had balloons lots of white hair ribbons and this year there was a presidential address - wonder if that was played at all of them. In my sons class this year all the boys have blue berets and ties to match - (the teacher takes them back at the end of the day and keeps them for the next time) very smart

Tina in CT said...

Happy 9th birthday Katya!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Katya!
C днем рождения Kатя!

Olga

Tina in CT said...

I just got back from McDonald's as Annie told me about the American Girl books they are giving away in the happy meals. I asked if I could just buy the books and bought all they had (Addy, Felicity and Kaya) for around $1.70 each. I'll keep going back until I get the remaining 5. They are REALLY nice. Thanks Annie at One Mothers Day.