10 Odd Rites Of Passage Young Boys Experience

Hamar Cow Jumping

Hamar Cow Jumping is one of the more bizarre rites of passages, but is required if the boy wants to be married in his lifetime. The boy must jump a castrated male cattle four times in a row. The test is performed naked.

Okiek Tribe

The Okiek Tribe has the same rite of passage for both boys and girls, generally aged 14 to 16. The young paint themselves with white clay and charcoal. They appear similar to wild animals, and then use an instrument to roar in the middle of the night.