Question by  mikab (19)

What is the coming of age ceremony like in Samoa?

Are there different ones for different areas?


Answer by  ditzyxbeans (8)

In Samoan culture, when a boy reaches his coming of age, there is one specific ceremony or activity that is the applying of a tatau. The tatau is different depending on who is receiving it. Over a couple of days the tatau is placed on different areas of the boy's body. It is to symbolize his strength and encourage.

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