Africa has intriguing initiation ceremonies for both boys and girls.

Here are 8 fascinating coming-to-age ceremonies:

1. Gerewol Festival of the Wodaabe

2. The Adumu Dance of the Maasai

3. Bull Jumping ceremony of the Hamar

4. The Khweta Circumcision Ceremony of the Transkei

5. The Iria Ritual

6. The Evala Initiation Festival

7. The Dipo puberty rite

Bonus Story from Papua New Guinea: The Semen drinking ritual

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