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What is Initiation?

Initiation is a ceremony that shows that a person has been accepted into a group or society. It could also be a formal way to become an adult in a community or one of its formal parts. In a more general sense, it can also mean a transformation in which the person who starts is “reborn” into a new role. Examples of initiation ceremonies include Christian baptism or confirmation, Jewish bar or bat mitzvah, acceptance into a fraternal organisation, secret society, or religious order, graduation from school, or training for the military or the police, among other things. These pictures show people taking part in traditional rites of passage, like the one shown here. People who do this are called initiates.


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