Spring equinox, that falls on March 20 or 21, is the official first day of the spring. Folk celebrations of the spring is common for Poland. The students also have a tradition to miss the classes to walk around the city and enjoy the first warm days. This tradition became so widespread and common, that it gave birth to Truant's Day.
Students earlier left notes to their teachers, where they said, that they went to celebrate the first day of the spring. Nowadays teachers let their students miss the classes to celebrate the spring and organize different events, devoted to it.
It's interesting, that students in the USA and Canada also celebrate Truant's Day, but is called Senior Skip Day or Beach Day. The date for missing the lessons varies among different schools.Remind me with Google Calendar
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