If you read my previous blog post about German Back to School traditions this will be a continuation. I belong to a sewing group and we often show off our successes not only our failures. Eva so kindly shared her tradition with the Sugar Cones so I asked her for more details. She sent me wonderful stories and photos and the following is also thanks to her. Even from across the world we have things in common.
I’m coming from a very nice area in Germany it’s called Franconia or the “Romantic Little Switzerland” - that has nothing to do with the county Switzerland it’s just the area so lovely and nice and romantic that it’s called that. It’s also called “the land of the castles, caves and breweries” and a very popular vacation area. Though if you are interested I will be very happy to introduce my home and country to you and providing you with pictures. For e.g. the Nobel family of “Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg” who carried out the assassination attempt on Hitler has a castle just 7 kilometers from my home.
How do they celebrate in Germany ?
First Day of School "School Cones“ / "Sugar Cones“ A German Tradition since 1781. On their very first day of elementary school/primary school little children in Germany traditionally get a big crafted and colored cardboard cone filled with sweets and little gifts such as crayons, little books, drinking bottles, lunchboxes… It is obligatory and very popular and especially mom‘s put a lot of effort into designing those school cones or sugar cones.