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"Studenten - graduation" Sweden Local Custom Tip by SwedeSarah

Sweden Local Customs: 147 reviews and 118 photos

  Graduation in Sweden
by SwedeSarah

It is taken when you've completed 3 years at the gymnasiet school (year 10-12). Everyone wears special white hats, the 'studentmössa'. The guys wear a suit and girls mostly wear white clothes, but it's not a must. At all schools, it's different. But this is what we did at my school:

The graduation is usually the 1st or 2nd Thursday in June. So, that year, the 6th. We started with champagne breakfast in the park followed by graduation lunch and photography of all the classes. The main event is when you 'rush' out of school and then go down to the square where people greet you. You get flowers and toys which you hang around the neck. You also have a big sign with a childphoto of yourself + your name, class and date. Many go home in a funny vechicle, I got to go in an 50's American cabriolet! In the evening there's a party for your family. Most people go out later also.

On the Friday everyone gathers at school for the usual cermony for all students. At our school we kinda marsh into the gymhall, while everyone looks at us, hehe. After that you get grades and meet with your class. In the evening there's usually a party at a club or restaurant. Here's a pic from my own graduation! :)

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  • Updated Nov 18, 2003
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