Coming of Age Ceremony

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Coming of Age Ceremony : 

Coming of Age Ceremony

CELEBRATION!!! : 

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 : 

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

CLOTHING : 

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 : 

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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