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Graduation parties: Bittersweet rites of passage

Life with a View

June 25, 2011
DEB?PASCOE (dpascoe@miningjournal.net) , The Mining Journal

I know another reason why graduation is called commencement. Not only is it a ceremony recognizing students as they complete their educations commence with the next phase of their lives, it's also a time when they, their family and friends attend graduation parties, where they commence to feast in a manner usually only associated with major holidays or the end of a weeklong fast.

 
 

 

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