Many countries have different birthing traditions, from eating sugared mice to leaving silver with the parents. Here is a little list of traditions from around the world:
Girls receive a blessing in the synagogue. The boys are circumcised on their eighth day.
In America, the new father often takes a jar of blue or pink mints to work. In the
The head hair is cut off newborn babies. This hair is thrown into running water. This is done because the hair of a newborn baby is seen asunclean.
The newborn baby is kept off the ground for the first 6 months. As soon as the 6 months have passed, a major ceremony will follow. If the woman is pregnant, she is not allowed to enter the temples because pregnant women are considered unclean.
As soon as the woman has to give birth, she goes into the woods to bring the baby to the world without further help. The baby is washed immediately after birth in a cold stream. Then it is offered to the father.
In China the use of diapers is unusual. Usually a parent cuts a hole in the pants so that it can easily pee or poop. When baby begins using the toilet, he gets a pair of proper pants.
In Greece, the baby has no name until the child is baptized.
In Ghana babies get the name of the day they were born, there are children who get a second name after a week. Here is a list:
Monday: a boy Kojo, a girl Adjoa.
Tuesday: a boy Kwabena, a girl Abena.
Wednesday: a boy Kwaku, a girl Akua.
Thursday: a boy Yaw, a girl Yaa.
Friday: a boy Kofi, a girl Afua.
Saturday: a boy Kwame, a girl Ama.
Sunday: a boy Kwesi, a girl Esi.
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