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Dao people have their own customs of birth, marriage, funerals. Birth customs of Dao people Dao women give birth to their children in the seated Kids Around The World, People Of The World, Banana Flower, When You Smile, Natural Birth, Evil Spirits, Coming Of Age, Babywearing, Special People

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Birth Customs of Dao People. 'Dao women give birth to their children in the seated position, and usually in the bedroom. The newborn is given a bath with hot water. The family of the expectant mother usually hangs green tree branches or banana flowers in front of their door to prevent evil spirit from doing harm to the baby. When the baby is three days old, they celebrate a ritual in honor of the mother.'

Birth rites among the Kung Tribe. "Tribe Kung women give birth with the earth as primary midwife (a form of Unassisted childbirth) walking away from the village camp as far as a mile during labour and birthing the child alone, delivering it into a small leaf-lined hole dug into the warm sand." Small Leaf, Baby Birth, Human Condition, Coming Of Age, World Cultures, Anthropology, How To Become, Pregnancy, Marriage

Birth rites among the Kung Tribe. "Tribe Kung women give birth with the earth as primary midwife (a form of Unassisted childbirth) walking away from the village camp as far as a mile during labour and birthing the child alone, delivering it into a small leaf-lined hole dug into the warm sand."

Indian baby tossing ceremony may be banned. "A district authority in southern India is attempting to ban an annual ritual in which babies are thrown from the top of a temple. Shaken Baby Syndrome, Dying Of The Light, Indian Baby, Atheism, Parenting Advice, Baby Pictures, The Past, Religion, Pregnancy

Indian baby tossing ceremony may be banned

A district authority in southern India is attempting to ban an annual ritual in which babies are thrown from the top of a 30-foot temple.

Read about birthing rituals throughout history and the world. Newly Married, Coming Of Age, Anthropology, Birth, Religion, Culture, History, Age Of Majority, Anthropologie

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Other articles where Birth rite is discussed: Baltic religion: Sacred times: One birth rite, called pirtīžas, was a special sacral meal in which only women took part. Marriage rites were quite extensive and corresponded closely to similar Old Indian ceremonies. Fire and bread had special importance and were taken along to the house of the newly married…

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6 Strangest Coming of Age Rituals in the World

What did you do when you "became a man"? - No, I don't mean losing your virginity, though in many cultures, coming of age is intricately linked to sexual maturity. Did you celebrate by buying a Lotto ticket? Drink a yard glass full of beer? Become a Bar Mitsvah? Well, weaklings, be thankful that you didn't grow up as an aborigine in Australia, in the Satere Mawé tribe in the Amazon, or in the Sepik River tribe of Papua New Guinea. As you can see below, some cultures take the rites of man...

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The Coming of Age Ritual of the Nacirema

I joined the Nacirema tribe in a time that they called yam, shortly after joining them I was able to experience and observe their ritual for individuals who have come of age and will be departing from the tribe. They call this ritual noitaudarg which lasts for several hours. As the ritual began slow loud…