Many cultures and religions recognize the importance of rituals and rites of passages as a way to formally acknowledge and celebrate the idea that a child has entered into adulthood. Apart from that however, popular culture does not provide these rites. As our adolescents enter into adulthood it is done without formality or recognition. Yes, there are some milestones that young adults may achieve such as, the first car, the first legal drink, or the right to vote. Yet, these milestones in the truest sense is not a rite of passage and certainly not a ritual. A ritual is defined as: “a solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order”.
Create 2 page non religious ritual ceremony with the purpose of formally recognizing an adolescent entering adulthood. The provided link and video will assist you in this assignment. Please do not include killing of a person or animal in your presentation. Please review the Ted Talk below (An Exploration of Coming of Age) and then review the article,
Coming of Age Traditions