Norwegian Kids Know How to Party

In America, high school seniors get to go to a prom, maybe a class trip, or participate in an informal “skip day,” which is often punished. In Norway, the passage from childhood to adulthood is a month-long spring break party! The Russ celebration, or Russefeiring, runs from April 11 to May 17. School continues, but otherwise, 18-year-olds are living in in chauffeured busses and vans, roaming the country attending concerts and parties, and drinking. They wear brightly colored overalls and perform stunts to win tokens for their caps.

Read more about Russ, and see more pictures and videos, at Buzzfeed.


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