Japanese Coming of Age Day

Yesterday, Glenholme celebrated Japanese Coming of Age Day. Held every year in early January, Coming of Age Day celebrates young people who have reached 20 – the official age of adulthood in Japan. Formal ceremonies, which began as a rite of passage for ancient samurai families, were held across Japan and around the world.

At Glenholme, a student from Japan introduced a special lunch celebration for ‘Coming of Age.’ He shared the significance of the event and details of the Japanese culture to all in the dining hall. As part of the celebration everyone enjoyed a traditional Japanese meal.

Everyone at Glenholme enjoys learning about the diverse cultures of our students and faculty. Developing an understanding and appreciation of others is an essential part of a well-rounded education — one that prepares students for success in today’s world.