Hat (Student Cap)

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Studenterhue (Student cap) Used by Christian Ostergaard Denmark, circa 1910 – 1915 Cotton, leather 1992.066.002 - Gift of Ann Ostergaard

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The use of the studenterhue in Denmark is a tradition that goes back to the mid-nineteenth century. It symbolizes that the wearer has passed the final exam, Studentereksamen, in the Danish gymnasium (High school), and is qualified to study at the university. Danish students still wear these caps during the first few weeks of celebration following graduation.

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