The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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In New Guinea, it is customary to take young boys away from
their parents for a couple of days to be initiated into
manhood. Ashes are used to cover the young boy's face and body
and a fire dance and prayer are conducted. The ashes
represent the death of the young boy. The young men are now
returned back to their parents.
Robert spoke of this custom when he got back from Africa.
His gestures were mostly hands describing the way the
natives were conducting the ceremony.
Where learned: Africa
Keyword(s): Trial, Growing-up.
|Subject headings:||CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing|
Date learned: 00-00-1949
LIVING CUSTOMS OF EAST AFRICA
IN EAST AFRICA, CHILDREN ARE NEVER ALLOWED TO LEAVE
HOME UNTIL THEY ARE MARRIED. IN THE CASE OF BOYS, THEY
USUALLY BRING THEIR BRIDE HOME TO LIVE TOGETHER WITH
Submitter comment: AS TOLD TO ME BY MISS HAJI.
|Subject headings:||CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage|
Date learned: 01-02-1970