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Capturing Graduation Season in South Korea

To see more photos and videos of graduation celebrations in South Korea, browse the #졸업식 (graduation ceremony), #졸업 (graduation), #졸업축하 (congratulating graduation) and #학사모 (mortar board) hashtags on Instagram.

This week, students across South Korea celebrate their graduation as many schools reach the end of their school year. During this season, streets in and around school campuses turn festive with numerous pop-up shops lining sidewalks with flower bouquets, food and party favors to add to the excitement of the joyous day.

With one of the world’s highest high-school-graduation and college-enrollment rates in the world, the schooling environment in the country is extremely competitive, making graduation an especially important milestone in South Korean life. Classmates, family members and extended relatives gather for the celebration, and Instagrammers attending graduation ceremonies are sharing their special moments with the world.

The Class of 2012

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See more Instagram photos of ceremonies for the #Classof2012 by searching the hashtags #graduation and #commencement — don’t forget to add your own!

Over the last month, students worldwide donned mortarboard caps, collected diplomas, and moved their tassles from right to left to commemorate graduation. On behalf of the Instagram team, we wish all of the new graduates the best!