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Fun with foam: Scottish co-eds partake in yearly tradition

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Students embrace after dousing each other with foam at St. Andrews University in Scotland on Monday, Nov. 21. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students a pound of raisins out of gratitude for their help in adapting to university life, in exchange for a receipt written in Latin. Failure to do so could result in a dousing in the local fountain. Nowadays the raisins have been replaced with a bottle of wine and the dousing with foam.

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A student from St. Andrews University sits on a bench during the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St. Andrews, Scotland on Monday.

David Moir / Reuters

Students from St. Andrews University participate in the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St. Andrews, Scotland, on Monday.