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Ever heard of Schoolies Week? Witness that insanity here

November 28, 2014 08:09 IST

Know how 18-year-olds in Australia celebrate when they complete their schooling?

Throwing caution to the wind, they engage in a weird custom called the ‘schoolies week’, which media reports aptly term as the annual festival of crushing hangovers, regrettable Instagram pictures, public urination and forfeited hotel room deposits.

While most choose to hit the Gold Coast in southeastern Queensland, there are those who prefer to pack their bags for destinations such as Kuta in Bali, which are popular among students in search of cheap alcohol and all night parties.

Take a look the madness below:


A youth dances infront of a taxi on Legian Street during Australian 'schoolies' celebrations on November 26, 2014 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Photograph: Agung Parameswara/Getty Images



A girl dances at a party in a night club during Australian 'schoolies' celebrations on November 26, 2014 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Photograph: Agung Parameswara/Getty Images

Teenagers raise their drinks in a toast during Australian 'schoolies' celebrations on November 26, 2014 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Photograph: Agung Parameswara/Getty Images



Teenagers dance during Australian 'schoolies' celebrations on November 26, 2014 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Photograph: Agung Parameswara/Getty Images

A teenager holds two bottles of cocktails at a party in a night club during Australian 'schoolies' celebrations on November 26, 2014 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Photograph: Agung Parameswara/Getty Images

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