METATAH FOR LELY
Last Sunday in the village, two families celebrated the Metatah ceremony which takes place when a teenager, boy or girl, reaches puberty or before his/her marriage. It is a passage to adulthood by which a holy priest smoothes six upper teeth symbolizing the six evils inside a human being: lust, greed, wrath, pride, jealousy and addiction. After the ceremony, a teenager is considered to be a mature adult freed from the six devils. Pictured, our nice restaurant waiter Lely was part of the ceremony together with her sisters and brother.
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