Who is next to take a dip? Padua, Italy

Padua, a very nice, picturesque city, has one special tradition. On the market square, where by the way you can buy a variety of juicy fruit and different vegetables, there is a nice fountain.

Padua, Italy - fountain

We were told that in the past this very fountain had witnessed one of the most peculiar traditions we have heard of. When a man graduated from a university, his fellow students dipped him in the fountain and they definitely did their best to make him soaked wet.

The tradition had faded out, I guess. Although...

Can it be a graduate?

Padua, Italy - fountain with a dog

Now there are two of them!

Padua, Italy - fountain with two dogs

And then!

Padua, Italy - fountain with two dogs playing