Graduation dates back to 12th century Europe when Latin was the language of academics. The words ‘degree’ and ‘graduate’ stem from the Latin word gradus which means “step”. The long gown worn during the commencement ceremony is called an academic regalia. These gowns are a 700-year-old tradition that scholars originally wore to keep warm due to buildings not being heated in Europe. The tossing of the cap tradition was originated at a Naval Academy Ceremony in 1912 and is a symbol of completion. Diplomas were originally made of sheepskin. 

Fun Fact: Did you know that the state of Texas has a 94% graduation success rate for high school? 

Graduation is an important event in one’s life. It is a special time for growth and new opportunities, whether it be leaving high school to begin University or beginning a career post college. Some of your best memories will be made during these stages of your life. At Three Brothers Bakery, we offer a variety of beautiful custom graduation cakes and other sweet treats that you can share with your friends and loved ones. Graduation is a key milestone in your life and celebrating it will leave treasured memories in your heart forever. 

Sara Patterson