RITES OF PASSAGE
Are important events in a person’s life beginning from conception until after death. They are marked by celebrations.
- All of them involved separation/ seclusion. In death one is forever separated from the community.
- Transitions. An individual undergoes some physical, social and emotional changes.
- Incorporation. One is brought back to the community after seclusion and is given full rights in his/her new status. An individual becomes an active participant in the community. In death he/she is incorporated in the spirit world.
Rites of passage are:
- Birth and naming