20 Beautiful Baby Traditions From Around The World
Similar but different
The Niue people from New Zealand have many comparable traditions to the Samoans. The burying of the placenta is one, although the duty is not considered optional. Think of this grandmother who, “has buried the placentas of her 30 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren under her apple tree. She will never move from that house because of that. This is symbolic of returning the babyâ€™s home in utero to the earth and a remembrance of our beginning,” according to spasifikmag. Later, when these infants are grown, girls go through a special rite involving having their ears pierced. Boys have their hair cut in an elaborate ritual that involves feasting for both genders.