Forget the “American Pie” movies — American teens can learn a thing or two about partying from their Norwegian counterparts.
Every year, Norwegian teens on the cusp of graduating from high school celebrate “russefeiring” or “the russ,” a month-long celebration centered on drinking, party buses, and wild challenges.
“In the American movies, we get the impression that they are so crazy. But we have the craziest celebrations here in Norway,” Fredrik Helgesen, a student leader of the russ committee, told the Associated Press. “I don’t think anything in the world is like this.”
This year, students aggressively documented russefeiring celebrations on social media, giving the rest of the world a look into the wild — and sometimes just bizarre — celebration.
Here’s what it’s like to experience what is quite possibly the craziest teen rager in the world.