Symbolism and rituals play a key role in most, if not all, traditions and cultures around the world. They are expressed in a myriad of ways but the main purpose is to bring unity and meaning or experience to individuals, family or community.
Symbolism and rituals can strengthen social bonds and educate people of social and moral issues. They can reinforce shared values and beliefs within a society, and for some people this provides a positive sense of identity and belongingness.
When we experience rituals as part of ceremony, we can sense a deeper connection within ourselves. The way in which we respond to these experiences can have a positive affect on our emotional and physical wellbeing.
Bringing rituals into your ceremony is a fun, inclusive and creative way of involving family and friends. It can help them to feel special and loved.