On May 31st all the schools around Moldova celebrated “Ultimul sunet” or “last bell.” I did not attend the ceremony, but heard that speeches were given by students, teachers and some community leaders (mayors). The seniors all walked through at the same time and received certificates and then the “last bell” was rung and the ceremony was over.
Every school starts (September 1st) and finishes (May 31st) on the same day. And it makes perfect sense to me why, I remember going to school in Washington and the different school districts in my town would have different start dates, some before Labor Day and some after, and also different vacation schedules. That is not the case in Moldova. But I can see how it would make life super simple.
And congrats to all the education volunteers for making through the year!
O zi buna!