Today is time for the Rød Russ. It is a traditional celebration for the videregående (college) student in Norway. It is a way of celebrating their success and become graduates.
It is a quite special way of celebration. The Russ celebration starts from May 1and ends on the 17th of May. It ends up on the Norwegian National Day. Participants wear coloured overalls, drive matching cars, vans, or buses, and celebrate almost continually during this period.
It is everyone waiting. They have a huge freedom to make noise on the street with loud music, drunk and awake overnight. All the craziest thing they do, SEX is there. They have a weird contest that you can't emagine a normal person can do. They tried everything unless nobody get hurt.
Kids love them, they use to collect Red Cards from them. Specially in the National day, they have their own parades. Kids waiting on the street to collect cards. Kids love them.
Tradition dictates that they wear the overall and the cap from the 1st to the 17th of May (in some places in Norway, they start as early as 16th of April) without interruption (except when sleeping), without washing any of them. Russ commonly drive cars, vans or buses painted in the same colour as their overalls and caps, often sporting large sound systems or lighting rigs.
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