Friday (8th June) was Graduation Day in most schools here.
Florists had a busy day…
I don’t know anyone who is graduating this year but there is a ‘Senior High School’ close to where I live so I went there to snap some photos.
Friends and relatives waiting in the school yard.
It’s common for family and friends to carry placards with the name and often an old baby photo of the graduate. Supposed to make it easier for them to find each other in the crowded school yard…
Finally here they come.
The graduates usually wear white graduation hats (old tradition) – and then people hang flower bouqets and balloons and whatever around their neck.
Afterwards, it’s tradition to go riding around town on lorry platforms. Singing and shouting and whatever, celebrating “freedom”. Usually they have some placards or banners on the side of the truck. The one above had the cleverest messages of those that I saw: “Newly divorced” and “Cutting the umbilical cord”.
Hopefully off towards a bright, independent future!
I got a little bit nostalgic watching them…
Traditions haven’t changed much since “my day”!
New collage of some old photos from my album, digitally colourboosted to compensate for loss of original colour through the years… The green lorry in the upper right hand corner was ours (my class).
Linking this post to Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
(please ignore the nostalgic photo collage! LOL)