This is an important day for children who come of age to be chosen for an apprenticeship. They are usually between 8-10 years old, but sometimes as young as 6.
In their years of schooling before this, they have been tested for aptitude, skills, and abilities pertaining to job types. The masters, their parents, and guilds all have a say in the choice, even the clergymen of their town and area.
Everyone’s name and job title are placed in a hat or similar receptacle. This is a big affair for the children and is treated like a party with food, presents, and even games.
Everyone is given a job, even if it is only a street sweeper or messenger. Some are even sent for further schooling if needed for the chosen job. After the choosing, gifts are given, usually pertaining to the new job, a feast is enjoyed, then they are led away by their new teacher.