Why Ceremonies are Important

Nov 18, 2021

Ceremonies hold a special position in a society that makes individuals and communities preserve them despite the changes in other areas. While the world evolves and changes, ceremonies remain a fundamental part of human existence.

If you are about to start your celebrancy career and are wondering about the future prospects of the industry, here are five reasons that explain the attachment between human beings and ceremonies.

1 - Ceremonies Help to Mark Important Milestones in Life
Life is a journey full of opportunities and challenges. These big life events are often marked by ceremonies. When someone dies, we have a funeral. When someone graduates, we have a party.

Major milestones include welcoming a new baby, birthdays, marriage anniversaries, graduations, and job promotions. Human beings are social beings and like to share moments of joy with others. Ceremonies, therefore, bring people together to mark and celebrate milestones in life.

2 - Used as a Rite of Passage
Ceremonies mark progression from one stage of life to another. A wedding ceremony, for instance, helps to mark the end of single life and the beginning of a marriage or family life. A retirement ceremony, on the other hand, helps an individual to celebrate their active professional life and begin their retirement life. Even death marks the transition from this life to the unknown.

3 - Preserve Traditions and Culture
According to UNESCO, traditional ceremonies are held on specific dates or seasons that are used to remind people of their tradition and culture. Traditional ceremonies are marked with gatherings where the young are taught or reminded of their history as those attending enjoy indigenous foods and rituals. Ceremonies like Morris Dancing help to preserve British culture. There is just so much culture to celebrate and if people need someone to organise it all, you will be there to offer your celebrancy services.

4 - Ceremonies Provide an Opportunity for Healing
The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful events in life. People find it difficult to accept the loss of family members or friends. However, funeral ceremonies signify the closure of a chapter of life and the beginning of healing. Friends and family members who attend a funeral ceremony help the bereaved family to mourn, celebrate the life of their loved one, and accept that they are gone.

As families grieve and prepare to send-off their loved one, a funeral celebrant makes the process a little easier by officiating the ceremony and helping them celebrate the life that their beloved lived.

5 - Strengthens/Unites a Family
Ceremonies such as birthdays, naming, and weddings bring family members together. People of all ages come together to celebrate with a loved one as they move to the next stage of life. This coming together helps children to know other members of the extended family, which helps to strengthen the bonds in a family.

Bottom Line
Although technology has changed the way people live, ceremonies help to preserve the intrinsic aspects of human life. Through ceremonies, people mark important events and milestones in life and console each other in times of grief. People will continue to hold ceremonies for as long as they live.

The International College of Professional Celebrants gives you an opportunity to tap into this market by training you on how to officiate any ceremony. Contact us today at 033 33 404 434 for more information.