Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Back to school
1 September is the day when the school starts in Latvia and most East European countries. Pupils gather in the class but no lectures are held, instead they just meet the teacher as well as attend an official ceremony, such as director's speech in the main hall. In Soviet times pupils also had to visit the monument of Lenin and place red flowers. Today all flowers go to teachers only.
Photos from Latinform archive, 1977