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: 9781403439864
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Series: Rites of Passage
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.72(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

Table of Contents

What are rites of passage? — Holy Communion and confirmation — Entering a Buddhist Monastery — Muslim Hatum ceremony — African initiation ceremonies — Native american sunrise ceremony — Aborininal puberty rituals — Jewish Bar and Bat Mitzvah — Hindu Upanayana ceremony — Quinceanera — Japanese coming-of-age day — New rituals from old — Growing up, moving on.

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