31 Aug '17, 1pm

There is no better way to sweeten the start of school than with a traditional #German #Schultüte!

There is no better way to sweeten the start of school than with a traditional #German #Schultüte!

Candy Cone Tradition Sweetens Start of School for First-Graders Enlarge image First-graders all over Germany proudly head to the first day of school with their Schultüten, or candy cones. (© picture alliance / dpa) Every year in late summer, one can see the eager and proud faces of first-graders standing in front of their primary schools in Germany, happily holding their large Schultüten, or candy cones. Filled to the brim with sweets and little gifts and colorfully decorated with ribbons and crepe paper, these candy cones make the new students’ hearts beat faster and sweeten their step from kindergarten to primary school. But where did this charming custom of first-grade candy cones come from anyway? The tradition dates back to 1810, when the first candy cones made the children’s eyes sparkle in Thuringia and Saxony. According to the legend, at the teacher’s home there st...

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