Coming of Age Ceremonies

Coming of age is a young person’s transition from childhood to adulthood. Why not pay tribute to this rite of passage in a significant way? 

In many different societies these rites of passage are an important ritual in a young person’s life and traditionally have  been associated with an age of religious responsibility, such as a confirmation or a barmitzvah. In the UK, for historical reasons, we tend to celebrate Coming of Age at 18 years old and again at 21, often with a party.

As celebrants we could create a ceremony which would be a great addition to a birthday party or family gathering.  The personality and ideals of the young person, along with their family, friends and mentors, would be reflected in a meaningful way which the young person and their community would remember for years to come. You might even want to present a certificate to commemorate the occasion.