Monday, January 14, 2013

The First Communion (Guest Post)

Communion and especially first communion is a very important event in a child’s religious upbringing, and it is the first reception of the sacrament. There is usually a large party or a large family gathering associated with this important celebration, and the child receiving first communion wears a special outfit. Since the child is typically older, about 7 or 8, they often want to wear an outfit that is not only appropriate but also showcases a bit of the child’s personality. The clothing is often white to symbolize the child’s purity. The girls typically wear fancy dresses, such as those found at Noori dresses while the boys have on fancy suits. The first communion is a very important spiritual even in a child’s life, as well as a celebratory occasion for the entire family. Many families choose to take professional photos to capture the moment, so make it a day to remember.

2 comments:

  1. Been there. Did that about 58 years ago. Still have the pic of me in my dress.

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  2. My eight year old got his first communion last April and he was one of only TWO boys in all white suits. There were some boys in khakis and blue blazers, but I was shocked and kind of appauled at how many boys were dressed in khakis and polo shirts or just a plain button down shirt. I always thought it was a bigger deal than that.

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