Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"Sjung om studentens lyckliga dar!"

For days the city has been full of graduating high school students. The tradition in Sweden is that the graduates are picked up at the school yard in some sort of a vehicle and driven around town and then to their reception.

This year's trend must have been "trucks". When I spent some time in Gamla Stan today dozens of these graduate-filled trucked passed by, load music playing, happy students waving. My own graduation (ages ago) felt both distant and near...

In the afternoon I took of for a student reception myself, and even in the suburbs, several trucks with students passed by on otherwise quiet streets.

The weather was absolutely glorious! The perfect day to graduate!




5 comments:

miranda said...

Ha! It looks so much fun to ride together in a truck!
I don't know why England doesn't make more of an effort with this graduating thing! Maybe in the posh schools they do but not in the regular schools.
It's only been in the last few years that they have introduced Prom night so maybe they'll catch on to Graduation events soon!

Desiree said...

Visst är det härligt med studenterna. Läste i DN att ett lastbilsflak hade vält men det hade gått ganska bra iallfall. Ingen hade skadats allvarligt.

Annika said...

HÄRLIGT och somrigt är ordet!!! Vad roligt att du får se allt det där med egna ögon!

veronika said...

Underbart harligt med den svenska studenten!! Forra aret fick jag chanasen att se den i Stockholm och vi tog aven en skargardsutflykt och at angbatsbiff mm sa gott, med manga som var ute och at och firade sin studentexamen.

JaCal said...

Miranda - seems a bit crowded - haha! Graduating, "Studenten", is a big thing here and it goes on for weeks before the graduation day.

Desiree - ja, jag såg det... usch. Vissa av lastbilarna jag såg såg lite... överlastade ut...

Annika - ja, otroligt kul att vara här just nu och se - verkligen "starten" på sommaren just nu.

Veronika - ja, det är så kul - en extra krydda helt klart!!