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Prom is a special night at the end of the high school year, typically May or early June. Prom is, at most school, held sepeartely for both juniors and senior. The young men and women attending the prom dress in formal wear, prom dresses for the gals and tuxedos for the guys. In many cases, prom is a coming of age type of event where many parents will allow their children to break curfew. The night often consists of many lavish traditions, including limousines, flowers, and parties.

The word "prom" is is an abbreviation for the word promenade. In regards to the history of prom, it's origin comes from early co-ed galas held for the graduating classes of 19th century American universities. As years passed, prom became the term used to refer to these types of banquets for for a wide variety of age groups ranging from adolescents to young adults. By the 1940's the term prom began to become universally recognized as the the event it is today, a celebration commencing the end of the high school years. These events were typically held in high school gymnasiums but over the years have become more extravagant venues such as country clubs and hotel ballrooms.