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Survey: parents spend more than EUR 61 to prepare one child for school

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMore than half of Latvian residents spend more than EUR 61 to prepare their child for school, according to results of a survey performed by Maxima Latvija.

19% of respondents said they spend 21 to 40 euros, 18% said their expenses ranged between 41 to 60 euros, and expenses of 12% of respondents were under 20 euros.

Around 38% of Latvian residents have only one child to prepare for school, 35% have two children, 12% have three and another 3% mentioned having to prepare three or more children for school this year. 9% of respondents said there are no children of school age in their family.

1 September is usually associated with gladioli for Latvian residents – 55% of respondents said this. Asters are second and different flower bouquets are third in terms of popularity among residents.

90% of residents believe 1 September is a holiday and should be celebrated. 51% of residents intend to celebrate it at home, 23% have plans to go to a restaurant, 6% have plans for a picnic and another 4% would rather attend for festive event. 3% of respondents will go on an excursion on 1 September. 8% of respondents mentioned having no plans for this day.

44% of respondents plan to spend up to 20 euros on celebration, 37% of respondents plan to spend 21-40 euros and 13% of respondents plan to spend 41-60 euros. Only 6% of Latvian residents plan to spend more than 61 euros to celebrate 1 September.

78% said this day is unimaginable without a cake or pastries. Other noteworthy edible associations include Mežezers non-alcoholic drink, fruits, ice cream cocktails, pizzas, ice cream and sweets.

‘It has become something of a tradition for residents to buy cakes and other pastries at the end of August and first day of September. The same can be said of different non-alcoholic beverages, of which Mežezers is the most popular one,’ Maxima Latvija Business Analysis Department director Zane Kaktine says.

Sales of different school goods have also grown considerably in August.

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