The start of the school year in South Korea typically falls around March and April, with each school having its own unique entrance ceremony. Every academic institution wants to begin the year with a bang, and by doing so hopefully inspire and energize the students. 

Some school entrance ceremonies take the more traditional approach through speeches and readings, but others go with a more creative approach. Below are five of the more offbeat and adorable school entrance ceremonies in South Korea.

I know for a fact that if I ever was a student at one of these schools, I would remember my first day forever. And I have to say, I can't think of a better way to get to your first day than by riding a horse while wearing a totally awesome hat!  

1. Getting to school on a horse

2. Getting your feet washed by the chancellor

3. Giving blood

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4. Every new student gets a rose

5. Letting go of wish balloons