Évnyitó!

Last night, we returned from the lake to Budapest for Daniel’s Évnyitó. Évnyitó (directly translates to “year opening”) is the celebration of the beginning of the school year.  All of the students dress in black and white and gather in the courtyard of the school for a short ceremony.  From what I could gather, there are some remarks from the principals, an introduction of the new 1st grade class (there is no kindergarten), some oaths and the national anthem, and some recitations of poems and verses recited by some of the children.  Here are a few scenes from last night.

Daniel all ready for his Évnyitó:

Daniel and his classmates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scene from above.  All the 1st graders are seated in front:

 

 

 

 

The principal makes the opening remarks:

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