It was a lot of snow days here at Fukuoka last month. But these few days, it has been getting warmer, and the first spring wind has blown to tell us the spring is around the corner.
Hi everyone, this is Nayuta and this time, I would like to talk about March.
In Japan, like other countries, we have elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges. But, unlike most of countries, students always graduate only in March.
When I was a student in Purdue University ( located in Indiana, US), I was surprised that the university take place students graduation at the end of each semester. Some students graduate in summer, other students graduate in winter.
All the freshmen starts their school in April. And all the company recruits starts their first work in April. So April brings us the feeling of “new” or “start” with the image of beautiful cherry blossom.
Contrary, March gives us the feeling of “good bye” or “ending” with the image of Sotugyou-shiki(卒業式: graduation ceremony). Students say good bye to friends with tears looking forward to the starting of new life.
Thank you for reading, I hope you have a wonderful day!!