Jugendweihe (youth consecration) is a en:secular coming of age ceremony practiced by German 14 year olds. It originated among the secular societies in the 19th century as an alternative to Confirmation by the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches. From 1955 on it was especially widespread in en:East Germany, where atheism was encouraged under the GDR, and today still is the most practised ceremony in Eastern Germany. Today it is occasionally known as Jugendfeier (youth ceremony).
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