After a two year long religious education process, Catholic children will receive their First Eucharist or First Holy Communion. In most cases when the child is in Second Grade.
The boys dress in suits and the girls in white dresses, usually with some type of head piece. Not always a veil. My daughter wanted the veil. The idea of dressing like a princess or bride is too hard to resist.
I think my daughter could enjoy the Sunday following her First Eucharist when she could take Communion at mass on her own. No longer nervous she could enjoy the celebration.