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Seven Facts About Humanist Ceremonies

Source: Humanist Canada

1. Humanist ceremonies are non-religious ceremonies that are tailored to the beliefs and values of the individuals involved. Some of the most common humanist ceremonies include weddings, funerals and child namings.

2. Humanist ceremonies are conducted by trained and accredited humanist officiants who work with individuals to create a personalized ceremony that reflects their unique circumstances and beliefs.

3. Humanist ceremonies often include elements such as readings, music, and personal reflections, and may take place in a variety of settings, including the outdoors or in a private home.

4. Humanist ceremonies may also include symbolic gestures such as the lighting of candles or the planting of a tree to mark the occasion.

5. Humanist ceremonies are legally recognized in many countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, where they are currently recognized in the province of Ontario.

6. Humanist ceremonies can be customized to include elements of different cultures to reflect the diverse backgrounds and beliefs of the individuals involved.

7. Humanist ceremonies are inclusive and respectful of all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, cultural heritage, faith, or ethnicity.

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