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Religious Rituals that Celebrate the Best of Times
"All religions have rituals that celebrate important moments in life. While many cultures rejoice in the same things, their celebrations vary throughout the world and differ greatly."
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Many religions celebrate the rite of passage into adulthood. In Judaism, this celebration is called a Bar Mitzvah for males. What is the celebration for females called?
Wedding ceremonies have great religious and ritualistic history. They are often considered one of the best of times. The Shinto religion in Japan still practices "Mi-Ai". What is this practice that has been seen all over the world in various cultures?
Large groups getting married at the same time
A third party choosing the bride and groom
The Australian Aboriginal rituals to celebrate initiation into manhood could take many months. Many tribes practiced scarification and most practiced removal of which body part?
Tip of the tongue
During the Hindu birth ritual known as Jatakarma, the newborn's earlobe is pierced for what reason?
To ensure fidelity
To ensure faith
To enhance bravery
To enhance memory
Baptism is a Christian rite that marks admission into the faith. One of the earliest recordings of this ritual is of John the Baptist performing the rite in which body of water?
A Quinceanera is an Islamic ceremony celebrating the birth of the first male child.
Which Christian denomination practices a rite of passage called Rumspringa?
Near the end of a Jewish wedding, what does the groom traditionally break on the floor while yelling "Mazel Tov"?
Flowers were a very important part of a Shaker wedding.
The act of being sprinkled with holy water is properly called by what name?
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Compiled Jun 28 12