Graduation and the school year’s end, Dutch style (Scarborough photo)This is a frequent sight around neighborhoods in the Netherlands this time of year.

Hanging from the front of the house, usually somehow connected with a Dutch flag, is a backpack.

The really clever ones have artfully connected and arranged papers and books spilling out of them.

What is it?

A way to demonstrate that someone in that household has finished school.

Let the summer begin!

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