by The A-Team
Africa is a huge continent…like seriously HUGE! Like 2 AND A HALF UNITED STATES HUGE! Don’t believe us? Look it up for yourself…or look at our write up on facts about Africa. Due to the fact that the continent is huge,there are many diverse traditions. Here are just 3 some of them:
While not all African residents play the same sport,the sports that are mostly played are Rugby, Football (i.e. Soccer) and also Cricket.
African drums and rhythms are important parts in various music of the continent because it, among many things, expresses their culture in addition teaching lessons to others.
Some Initiation Rites of Africa (Rites of Passage)
Rites of Birth: During this time rituals are done as it is believed that every child is born for a reason and a mission.
Rites of Adulthood: This is when youth are taught by elders, how to be a good member of the society and get taught necessary survival skills. People have confused this as the only part of the Rites of Passage, but its just one of many parts of it.
Rites of Marriage: This part is mainly about building families, building the communities and combining the expectations roles in the marriage.
Rites of Eldership: To gain the Right of Eldership is different from just being “older”,you must have lived a life with purpose to be considered a elder.For example being a thief and just getting drunk all the time would not be a reason they would gain elder status
Rites of Ancestorship: It is believed that dead relatives are still a part of the community even after they’re dead. Virtually all African societies believe that life doesn’t end after death.