Students gear up for giant foam fight at St Andrews
The years-old tradition at the University of St Andrews is known as Raisin Monday.
A centuries-old ritual will see hundreds of students take part in a huge foam fight at one of the UK’s top universities.
The messy display takes place on Raisin Monday, the culmination of a weekend of festivities where first years say thank you to their more senior student “parents” for mentoring them.
Are you excited about Raisin Monday? We are! Take a look back at the foam fight from last year! 🤩 #standrewsunion #raisinweekend2018 #takecarestandrews #standrews @univofstandrews https://t.co/N0T7jDInHk— St Andrews Union (@standrewsunion) October 19, 2018
The “children” are given embarrassing costumes to wear and descend on St Salvator’s Quad for a massive shaving foam fight.
Raisin Weekend dates far back into St Andrews’ history, and is so called because children traditionally gave their academic parents a pound of raisins to thank them for welcoming them to St Andrews.
Now it is more likely to be a bottle of wine.
St Andrews was founded in 1413 and is Scotland’s oldest university.