Where did the tradition of Sweet 16 come from?

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asked Apr 2 in Other- Society & Culture by Risingedge32 (410 points)
Where did the tradition of Sweet 16 come from?

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answered Apr 3 by liana (2,210 points)
I remember reading somewhere online that the tradition of a sweet 16 dates back to the medieval era.

A girl then would be presented to a court in her early teens as a rite of passage and I believe it's just basically the same now but some boys even celebrate turning 16 as in a sweet 16.

My 16th birthday didn't seem all that special to me but for some it did or does.
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