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2023-06-21 13:45:26

How is the school graduation in different countries of the world

How is the school graduation in different countries of the world

Every high school student is waiting for the coveted graduation - the day when he can say goodbye to school, teachers and classmates, when he becomes an adult and independent. For many schoolchildren, this event is extremely significant and important, so high school students prepare for it carefully and thoroughly. At the ceremony, everyone wants to look spectacular, evening events should be held in such a way that this graduation will be remembered for a lifetime.

In different countries, the prom is held in different ways, each state has its own traditions and customs that local graduates try to observe in order to feel the atmosphere of a real holiday.

German-style graduation

In Germany, the celebration on the occasion of graduation begins unofficially even before passing the final exams. During this period, students arrange various funny actions and jokes on teachers, come to lessons in bright and unusual outfits.

After passing the exams, the official part of the holiday takes place: a gala dinner and a ball. The Germans celebrate this important moment with sophistication and luxury. Parents and grandparents come to the event to celebrate the achievements of their offspring.

It is important to note that a German-style prom is not only a solemn event, but also an indicator of high culture and sophistication. This evening, graduates wear elegant outfits, and the guys wear tailcoats and bow ties, dances are held to the music of live orchestras.

Japanese-style graduation

In Japan , graduation is an event that is celebrated modestly and traditionally. The event is held within the walls of the school assembly hall, where Japanese students come in their usual school uniforms. After the solemn part of the ceremony, where graduates receive their diplomas, they usually gather in small groups and continue to celebrate in a café or return home to celebrate the completion of their studies with their family.

In Japanese schools, there is a tradition for couples in love: as a sign of his love, a young man gives his soulmate the top button of his jacket, which is located near the heart. It symbolizes affection and the promise of love for life.

It is important to note that in Japan there is respect for tradition and respect for elders, so solemnity and modesty are celebrated equally. Japanese-style graduation is not only a wonderful tradition, but also an indicator of culture and respect for society and loved ones.

Norwegian-style graduation

In Norway , the celebration of the end of school is a few weeks of fun and joy for graduates, which begin on the night of April 30 to May 1 and continue until Local Constitution Day, which is celebrated on May 17. During this time, graduates walk around the city in a special uniform, which includes a T-shirt and hoodie with the logo and name of the school, a cap, as well as a red jumpsuit on which classmates leave wishes for each other.

Interestingly, the organization of the celebration of graduation in Norway is undertaken by students at their own expense, the school administration does not participate in the preparation of events. This allows graduates to independently choose the venues and format of parties and do it the way they want. In recent years, it has become popular among Norwegian school graduates to rent a bus, which is painted in bright colors and used to travel around the evening city. This allows graduates to show their individuality and originality, celebrate with friends in a bright and unforgettable atmosphere.

American-style graduation

In the United States , prom is a special event in the lives of high school students, for which a lot of attention and resources are allocated. Young men and women carefully choose their outfits to look stylish and elegant, for special luxury, a limousine is rented, which delivers happy graduates to the main event - the ball.

Usually, students come to the ball in pairs, and at the end of the evening, the headmaster announces the king and queen, who are awarded with special prizes. After the official part of the holiday, many students continue to have fun in restaurants and bars until morning comes.

It is important to note that in the United States, the prom is officially held without alcohol, since the use of alcohol is allowed only from the age of 21.

A distinctive feature of American graduations is that many girls choose the dresses of their mothers or grandmothers to emphasize the beauty of the vintage style, the continuity of the family.

Chinese-style graduation

In China, the end of the school year is an important event that is celebrated by an unusual tradition. After the end of the exams, Chinese students throw out of the windows all items related to their studies: books, notebooks, pens, pencil cases, and so on. This symbolizes the end of the school year and the desire to forget about the difficult trials.

However, this does not mean that the end of the school year in China is without celebrations! In some schools, solemn ceremonies are held, where students receive their diplomas and medals for achievements in studies and sports. Some schools organize concerts and exhibitions so that students can demonstrate their talents and skills.

Polish-style graduation

In Poland, the prom for schoolchildren is a real holiday, which takes place 100 days before the end of the school year and is called Studniówka. This is a very important event for young people who, on the eve of their graduation, want to celebrate achievements and spend time with their friends.

For a solemn atmosphere, a luxurious hall is rented, schoolchildren carefully select their outfits: young men wear tuxedos and suits, and girls wear elegant dresses and red garters. The solemn ceremony begins with a polonaise, which is a ceremonial dance-procession. The headmaster leads the dance, stepping forward with one of the graduates. This moment marks the official start of the ball, and all the spectators present applaud happily.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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