The streets of Debrecen were loud with singing on the 10th of May, 2024. The graduates of the Böszörményi Road  Campus kept their half-century-old tradition of “turning yellow”. The highlight of the week-long event was the morning parade, when more than five hundred young people went through the city on carts, singing.

Traditionally this year as well, the students of the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Agriculture, Food Science and Environmental Management of the University of Debrecen said goodbye to the university and their student years with a series of one-week celebrations. The “yellowing students” marched again this year.

This time too, the march started from the university’s Böszörményi Road  Campus. Graduates like to think back on their university years.

“A lot has happened. We were diverse, like this company today at the turning yellow event because there is a groom from the 1800s, a winemaker who just came from Hortobágy, vintners, milkmaids, water-carrying girls, “ Bence József  Eger said.

Students dressed in folk costumes paraded through the city in chariots, causing a stir, and danced at the Great Church. Municipal representative Zoltán Piros also greeted the graduating students at the ceremony.

The origin of the name turning yellowing comes from the parallel between the ripening of the ear of wheat and the “ripening” of the students. This parade is the most spectacular part of the week-long program. The “turning yellow” continued in front of the university’s main building. The leaders of the institution also greeted the young people there.

“You have a great life ahead of you and I think that this building, the university here behind me, will help you throughout your life, ”  Rector Zoltán Szilvássy emphasised.

With the “turning yellow” more than five hundred students said goodbye to their university years.


Author: Debrecen4U