Coming of Age Ceremony

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Coming of Age Ceremony : 

Coming of Age Ceremony


CELEBRATION!!! Official ceremony OFFICIUM TOGAE VIRILIS Normally when a boy had turned 16 Not on his birthday Normally on March 17th Festival of Liber or Bacchus


CEREMONY Boy would dedicate his BULLA and childish things to the LARES or PENATES (Household gods)


CLOTHING No longer wore the toga praetexta (purple stripe), now wore the toga virilis or toga pura – plain white. showed that he wasn’t a boy but a man. Any clothing that denotes age today?


PROCESSION Would be led to the Forum Then would write his name into the public records Then back for a family party! He would finally take up the toga of manhood.

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