The Culmination of a Career or Profession
Retirement Ceremonies celebrate the ending of a career and/or the closing of a profession. Oftentimes in our culture, this can mean a transition to a second career or a dream career based on a hobby. Thus not all retirements are followed by a life devoted to just leisure and rest. Such a ceremony can also mark the beginning of a chapter of activity, travel, or sport. Alternatively, a Retirement Ceremony can be combined with an Autumn Years Ceremony depending on the needs of the person undergoing the change.
Rather than just a party, the meaning behind Retirement Ceremonies can include an encapsulation of accomplishments and the bestowing of tasks onto prior apprentices. Passing the torch to younger colleagues can be a meaningful event to all involved.