Why Is Turning 21 Such A Big Deal In The UK?

14 August 2018, 17:17

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Why is turning 21 such a big deal in the UK?

Question: Why is the age 21 such a significant birthday and what does it represent?

Sean, Torquay

Answer:

**DEFINITIVE**

Name: Peter, Thirsk

Qualifications: An old git

Answer: 21 used to be the age when you were allowed to vote, marry without consent, and join contracts. Although the age for this is now 18, the celebration of turning 21 has never diminished.

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