Re: rites of passage

Rick Hughes (
13 Jul 1996 21:13:22 GMT

In article <>, says...
>I have a theoretical question to pose. Can an event be called a rite of
>passage if it is not a ceremonial, public event? >Shannon Adams

To throw my untrained two cents in I believe a Rite of Passage has to be
cerimonial but not necessarily public. I saw a TV program about a boy in
Italy being passed through a split tree by his grandparents. Definately
ceremonial but they were the only people ther.

Rick Virginia Beach, VA
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