Uni things - Monumental Serenade

Hey guys!

Here in Portugal, the university life is so unique. There's a particular outfit, each piece having a specific meaning to it, and there are specific events throughout the year, celebrating students.

Well, last week was the Monumental serenade in Lisbon.

Thousands of students joined in our all black outfits, at the university campus.

As soon as it struck midnight, all students crossed our capes (yes capes. In case you were wondering, J.K. Rowling got her inspiration for the Hogwarts' outfit from Portuguese students), and a group went on stage and performed traditional student songs only using their voices and Portuguese guitars.

There was absolute silence. No one was allowed to clap and the focus was 100% on the performers.

There were emotions flooding everywhere. From the first timers who were just so excited to be there, to finalists who were sobbing already missing the student life (including myself in this group, even though I still have a year left haha).

It was my second time going and I absolutely loved it. Definitely something to experience.

(after the serenade, most students just chill with friends around the campus)

Do you have specific student events in your country?

xoxo <3


  1. Omg i loved portugal when I went ♡♡ i loved this

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    1. thankss!! you have to come back for sure! :)

  2. I was thinking about this outfits, because I see many students dressed like that, now I know ♥

  3. Well, we have a day of students here. But thanks god I graduated from uni, I had an awful experience with it.

    1. ohh sad to hear that :( at least it ended already! haha

  4. I've never heard of this, thank you for sharing! I don't think we have anything similar where I'm from. Also, I didn't realize that JK Rowling got her inspiration for the Hogwarts outfits from Portugal! That's pretty interesting :)

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    1. glad to hear i could share something new!! ;)

  5. It sounds really interesting :)

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