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Video: Students Celebrate Graduation in Crazy Costumes

By Iceland Review

The dimmisjón (aka dimmissio/dimmission) season in Iceland has begun, which is when the graduation class of secondary schools across the country dress up in silly costumes—a different theme for each class—annoy their teachers and sing, drink and dance in town squares.

The above video, shot by Páll Stefánsson on Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík on Friday, shows graduation students from Menntaskólinn vid Sund (MS), who (as far as we could tell) dressed up as hotdogs, bumblebees, the Moomins, the bear Baloo, sumo wrestlers and tampons.

The students were chanting slogans such as: “túrtappar í landslidid” (“tampons on the national team”) and shouting: “rydjumst inn á thing!” (“let’s barge into the parliament!”).

Most secondary schools celebrate dimmisjón shortly after Easter, with the celebration scheduled as late as May 20 at MA in Akureyri, north Iceland. There, the groups are accustomed to driving around on tractor wagons.

So if you’re visiting Iceland in the coming weeks you can expect to encounter some strange-looking students on your stroll around larger towns.

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