(noun.) That time of the year where a lot of young people seem thoroughly relieved, people in white hats can be seen on every corner, strangers congratulate each other and open trucks decorated with flags, balloons and beech branches packed with dancing, smiling teenagers are a completely normal sight.
(see also) Graduation Time
direct translation: HAT TIME!
Sorry for the silence – the last one and a half week has been amazingly busy. Yep, I just graduated high school. And what a time! My last two exams – oral math and oral Danish – were very close to each other so I’ve been working my butt off the last week of the reading period. It was tough, but it payed off, and the last week has been nothing but celebrations and happy times.
There are so many lovely traditions when it comes to Danish graduation. And since I haven’t been able to cook up a new recipe, I thought I’d share some, because I love them all.
– You are not allowed to wear the hat before the last exam is over – but after that you almost don’t take it off for two weeks.
– You write and cut all different sorts of things and shapes in the hat according to what you do wearing it – seriously, there is like a million “hat rules”, and I love all of them.
– You have a final dinner with the teachers – we dance the traditional prom dance for the last time
– Most important: The party wagon tour, where you drive around in a big open truck and visit all of the homes and families of you “home-class” (I think it resembles “home room”). The best experience ever! What a tour!
– If you get an A in your last exam you have to run behind the wagon to the first stop. Our last exam was oral math, my home-class’ main subject – hence the picture above.
And now it is time for all the graduation parties and hanging around with friends. Thank God for summer vacation!
I’ll be back soon!