Traditions are simply a belief passed on through your ancestors or within a group of people. Despite being in 2020, a modern world with well-advanced technologies in all fields, Africa still has multiple and strangest traditions. It remains a continent of wonders.
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How about kidnapping your bride's tradition? Yes... this is a thing in the Sudanese Latuka clan when a man weds a lady, he captures her. Most of the people would call the police but not in Africa! Instead, the dad does the thing! Older folks from the guy’s family proceed to approach the young lady's dad for her turn in marriage, and if the father accepts, he beats the suitor as he approves the marriage. However, if the dad disapproves, the man may mightily wed the lady at any cost.
Ever heard about ‘’The Khweta Ceremony’’-This Southern African function is practised by a few clans in Africa. It is a way for a little young man to demonstrate his masculinity. At the point when they are mature enough, young men are sent to go through a few days or weeks in a circumcision during winter. They have to go difficult tests and ceremonies, only to prove their manhood.
Sat Hi to the Hunter-gatherers! The San People of Botswana, also known as Bushmen, are hunter-gatherers who were expelled from their genealogical land during the 1950s. They were taboo to chase and compelled to apply for licenses to enter lands. The San changed to cultivating, yet, they kept on going on social events for herbs to produce medicine and plants for nourishment. Since they were denied the capacity to chase the group dropped in numbers.
Let’s go to Surma Clan in Southern Sudan where the Lip stretching is common among the ladies. This famous tradition is common, especially for young ones. When the latter turns into a woman, she starts the procedure of lip extending. The young lady has her base teeth cleared to make space for a lip plate, which is expanded in size yearly. Is it painful?
We all know that spitting is something unhygienic or gross. Well… not for the Massai Tribe! Spitting for them is a form of greeting. The Massai clan which can be found in Kenya and Tanzania, spit for making proper acquaintance. If you ever go to these places and people start spitting, well the least you can do is spit back!
We all heard of dowry and it is still common in many places. But putting a price on the Bride happens only in the Southern African places. This is a custom in which the groups of a lady and man of the hour negotiate how much the lucky man must give in compensation for the lady of the hour. Even the families are included in the negotiations and the two families can't talk until dealings are done.