schulanfänger30042015_0000 I think this may need explanation, as it seems to be a German tradition only (other european countries?): In Germany, a lage cornet of cardboard, ("Zuckertüte" or "Schultüte") which is filled with sweets and little presents is given to children on their first day at school. There is a celebration as well and it is all pretty exciting for the kids (and parents).