High school seniors in Norway look at the way we party in the states and laugh right in our faces. Because while high school graduation here consists of various assortments of lame party dips and having to have awkward small talk with old relatives, these party animals in Norway rage for three freakin’ weeks straight.
According to DailyMail, graduates can get prizes for having sex in public, spend thousands on pimped-out party buses and spend three weeks getting hammered drunk, and all while still in school.
They call it Russefeiring,”Russ” for short, the no-holds-barred, three-week celebration characterized by rowdy road trips, drunken impromptu parties on the beach and a series of bizarre challenges.
The bash traditionally starts in mid-April, during the students’ last Spring semester, and the events are often planned months in advance.
The students begin with the correct clothing attire — a Russ uniform of sorts — decorated overalls in red, blue, black or green depending on their main area of study. Most are in red because it represents a general course of study.
They all travel around in party buses, which are often decorated and filled with booze.
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#Repost @thedailyjaws with @repostapp. ・・・ GREATEST SCHOOL BUS EVER? 😍😍 The russefeiring (English: "russ celebration") is a traditional celebration for Norwegian high school students in their final spring semester. Students that take part in the celebrations are known as russ. The russefeiring traditionally starts on around 20 April and ends on 17 May, the Norwegian Constitution day. Participants wear coloured overalls, they make groups and name a bus, car or van and celebrate almost continually during this period. Students who buy a bus, are partying in this bus the entire night until school every day from the start to 17 May. Photo credit @jaws_eikelirussen #jaws #shark #sharks #movie #film #classic #party #bus #school #norway #russefeiring #weekend #saturday #stevenspielberg #drive #topgear #car #vehicle #petrolhead #students #college #school #fun #awesome #cool #van #norwegian #420
The students have to complete a series of challenges for points and prizes like sleeping in trees and sleeping in your teacher’s house without them noticing or having sex in public.
The best part about the festival is that Norwegians, for the most part, tolerate the chaos as a patriotic rite of passage.
It seems Norway could teach us Americans a thing or two about how to leave school in style.