A graduation ceremony is a custom which takes place when students graduate from a school. The ceremony is usually held in a big hall or in the open air.
During the ceremony, it is common for several students to give speeches, and so do the principal and some teachers. Then each graduate receives a diploma.
It shows that the student has successfully completed all the courses or has passed the examinations. After the ceremony, students often chat with their teachers, friends and relatives who come to congratulate them. They also take photos with one another and talk about their future.
The graduation ceremony is exciting because it marks the end of a period in a student’s school life. It is also sad because the time when they studied with friends has come to an end. Graduation means change and leaving unforgettable faces and places behind. However, change always brings about new possibilities.