The age at which you are considered an adult differs greatly from country to country, religion to religion and tribe to tribe. In some cases it is a accompanied by a change in legal status - such as being able to vote etc, but many more are simply symbolic - but still of import and significance. Our world is a wealth of diverse cultures so the coming of age ceremonies around the world reflect that.
1. United States of America
The sweet sixteen is arguably the biggest coming of age moment for any teenage girl in North America. This milestone age is most often celebrated by the throwing of a big party for the birthday girl’s friends and family, often accompanied by the gift of a first car.