Coming of Age

Coming of Age

by Mandy Ross

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What religion celebrates Ramadan? Why do Apaches Indians hold sunrise ceremonies? How do boys’ and girls’ initiation ceremonies differ in Africa? This book investigates the ways in which children become adults in various religions and cultures around the world. Coming of age is usually celebrated between the ages of 12 and 21. Religious ceremonies, such as confirmation and bat mitzvah, and initiation rites, such as the Latin-American celebration for girls called quinceañera, are explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403425119
Publisher: Heinemann Library
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: Rites of Passage Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.66(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

Table of Contents

What Are Rites of Passage?4
Holy Communion and Confirmation6
Entering a Buddhist Monastery8
Muslim Hatum Ceremony10
African Initiation Ceremonies12
Native American Sunrise Ceremony14
Aboriginal Puberty Rituals16
Jewish Bar and Bat Mitzvah18
Hindu Upanayana Ceremony20
Japanese Coming-of-Age Day24
New Rituals from Old26
Growing Up, Moving On28
More Books to Read31

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