Graduation in Argentina goes WRONG

Graduation in Argentina goes WRONG

October 26, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


This is the story of Joaquin. Joaquin has
been studying electrical engineering through the last five years. It took him a lot of
effort and sacrifice. He had to spend less time with his friends and hobbies
in order to have time for studying Fortunately he did great and on December
14th he presented his degree final project in front of a panel of teachers
his family and friends. He passed.. and everybody clapped. The joy quickly spread
through the room and everybody was smiling. Joaquin had become an engineer
and we all came out to give him his reward. What I happen to Joaquin has happened to
me as well and to every other graduate student of Argentina. In this video I’m
gonna tell you why why we do this But first let’s define this “Argentinian graduation
ritual” that we do. Ritual that implies the punishment and humiliation of the graduate student with
the objective of destroying the status generated during the graduation and our
final project presentation. This is usually achieved with the use of objects
and liquids normally used in culinary environments. This ritual is based on the next steps:
the graduate is getting ready to take the last degree exam. the graduate goes
to university. There, friends and family members meet the graduate and wait
outside until the exam is over. NOTE: passing the exam is a necessary condition for
the ritual to continue. Generally the graduate goes out and tells the news to
his or her close ones. then the graduate is congratulated by every single person.
the graduate goes to the bathroom where will change to unused and dispensable
clothes. everybody goes to an open area. Friends and family members through
culinary elements to the graduate. They can also throw putrid liquids and cut
his or her clothes. Some common elements are eggs, cake flour, milk, water, beer, pee,
dirt, putrid oil, Putrid eggs, etc. If the graduate is a
male they usually cut his hair as well The Graduate starts running in front of
a caravan of cars that follows his/her lead. If there is a van available
then the graduate can choose to be carried instead of running. The Graduate
arrives home, has a shower, and gets ready for the rest of the day and night. The
celebration has just begun. I’ve been doing some research on the topic and it seems that Argentina is the only country in the world where we do this. I’ve met people that were like “this is disgusting”, “I don’t like this at all” “It doesn’t make any sense”, which I personally tend to agree with. I mean I’m the fuc… graduate here, right? You should be throuwing me flowers or money or job offers; not dirt. but I’ve also met people that told me that they wish the could have experiences like this in their own
countries as well, because this makes the graduation more original and special
than it already is. Besides it destroys some of its formalism. What I’m sure is
that if you saw a person running on the road in another country, chased by a
caravan of cars, full of putrid liquid, it would be something strange, right? you even may call the police. And here in Argentina it’s a really common
thing When I see a graduate like that my
reaction is as simple as a “Heeey Cogratulations!” And then I go on with my life. So, why do we do this? or rather.. when why this did ritual start? what’s its objective? Is this just a ritual that we do without
thinking about? Well.. there is actually not an answer. I grew up all my life
knowing that this was going to happen to me some day. I never ever thought about
it and I’ve found that there is not an official reason, only people with their
theories. There are people that claim that this started with undergraduate
jealous people that only wanted to downgrade the Graduate. Others claim that this is just a fun way of making the passage from one stage to another longer. The ritual reaffirms that the graduate is finally a graduate and his or her
life has actually changed. I personally think that I would rather choose the second theory over the first one But I don’t know. What do you think? Let me know in the comments. But more important.. What do you think about the ritual in general? I think it’s fun, specially when you are not the graduate Having to wait 4 months until I had my hair back was a pain in the.. I hope you liked this video. If you did, give me a like which motivates me a lot And if you are not suscribed, suscribe, because I’m gonna go on uploading videos like this one. See ya