Making the grade: Norway’s insane graduation celebrations

Throughout the year, there are countless birthdays, anniversaries, a religious event or some weird national day. Apparently, on the day of writing this article, it’s Odometer Day — a day to appreciate “all those journeys you’ve taken [in your car] for leisure, for pleasure, alone or with friends.”

School graduations are another, more common, ceremonial occasion. A time to celebrate with your fellow classmates the conclusion of all the years you’ve spent studying. The moment of realisation you are now free from the largest chapter of your life thus far. One may agree that it is even the pinnacle of all life’s congregations: the first and most carefree of occasions where the responsibility of adulthood, and the need to behave reasonably proper (according to society’s rules), is yet to fully cast its unforgiving spell.


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