It is graduation season again. It is the end of an educational chapter and the beginning of vacations or warm weather. It is the time to say good bye to all of our long made friends that we have slaved away with in the classroom. Recently, I just bought my own cap and gown for graduation next weekend. As everyone kept saying that our gowns were ready for purchase, I had a very great thought. I expressed to my friends that I wanted to know who created/invented the ridiculous gowns that we are required to wear at our precession. The graduation gown is extremely loose. It is very baggy and gives the physique exactly no kind of form or shape.
After some research online, it turns out that the gown is known as an academic dress. In the 13th or 14th century, the tradition of wearing an academic dress at commencement originated to be a right of passage for students. In addition, it was a means to keep graduates warm. The cap was worn by those who signified intelligence and superiority. As we can see now, the tradition continues to stay alive.
Interestingly, I discovered a stream of tweets about graduation gowns on the twitter discovery page. It was titled "The Graduation Gown Blues". Tweets, images, videos and GIFs went viral about graduation attire. One individual tweeted "Graduation: one of the biggest days of a young person's life, and theyre stuck wearing an oversized muumuu no one looks good in. Another User tweeted, "To be completely honest.. I look like professor snape in my graduation gown #Wizard" However, majority of the tweets mentioned that graduation attire is the equivalent to gospel choir robes. This, ladies and gentlemen, is comic to me. Congratulations to all of the graduates that made it to the finish line. May we all "rejoice" and continue on to success.