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a formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual

a conventional social gesture or act without intrinsic purpose

of or characterized by ceremony

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This stage is overseen in traditional, cultural rites by "elders," who represent the pinnacle of the social/cultural hierarchy to which the neophytes are being admitted.
Luhya elders say a number of cultural rites must be performed to forestall calamities when mother of quintuplets Everlyne Namukhula is buried in Kakamega on Wednesday.
'Some of those alcohol that had been banned are used by the elders to perform cultural rites during traditional ceremonies.
There were also myriad experiences to savour: the powerful welcome to country ceremony, being invited to walk through bora grounds where millennia of Olkola people have held significant cultural rites of passage, Jack singing to Olkola ancestors to let them know we came as friends before climbing Kimba Plateau to see ancient rock paintings.
For the Palestinians themselves, May 15 is a day of remembrance, marked by sombre ceremonies and cultural rites. It is a day that magnifies our joint responsibility to maintain and recommit to our century-long struggle to overcome Zionism.
The child's mother wants to circumcise the boy according to the cultural rites of her home country, Kenya, so that during his visits in Kenya he would be regarded and respected as a full man--especially by her relatives.
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