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In pictures: Scottish students celebrate Raisin Monday with massive foam fight

Hundreds of students have taken part in a mass foam fight as part of a ritual dating back centuries at Scotland's oldest university.

Raisin Monday is the culmination of a weekend of festivities when first-year students at the University of St Andrews say thank-you to their more senior student "parents" for mentoring them. The so-called "children" are given embarrassing costumes to wear and take part in a shaving foam fight in St Salvator's Quad in the Fife town.

Raisin Monday is the culmination of a weekend of festivities when first-year students at the University of St Andrews say thank-you to their more senior student "parents" for mentoring them.

5. Students celebrate Raisin Monday

Raisin Monday is the culmination of a weekend of festivities when first-year students at the University of St Andrews say thank-you to their more senior student "parents" for mentoring them.
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Jamie Rodney, president of the University of St Andrews Students' Association, said the event helps bring the student community together.

6. Students celebrate Raisin Monday

Jamie Rodney, president of the University of St Andrews Students' Association, said the event helps bring the student community together.
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Hundreds take part each year.

7. Students celebrate Raisin Monday

Hundreds take part each year.
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Jamie Rodney, president of the University of St Andrews Students' Association, said: "It was really successful, people enjoyed themselves and there were some really creative costumes.

8. Students celebrate Raisin Monday

Jamie Rodney, president of the University of St Andrews Students' Association, said: "It was really successful, people enjoyed themselves and there were some really creative costumes.
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