Prescribed forms of ceremony used to mark and celebrate significant events in the life stages of an individual; birth, puberty, marriage, ordination of a special role, death, etc.
Rites of passage are ritual events that mark a person's progress from one status to another.
додав ♫ Highway to Hell ♫ 03 Серпня 2010
A ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person's life indicative of a transition from one stage to another, as from adolescence to adulthood.
An example of rites of passage include debutante ball, graduation, formal etc.
додав caity123 03 Червня 2006