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Traditions Around The World To Welcome Home A Newborn

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Along with a child, a parent is born. Parents around the world have unique traditions to welcome home their little bundle of joy.

From planting trees to gifting silver coins, parents follow these traditions to bring prosperity and health for their newborn. Read this ClipBook to know some interesting customs that new parents follow across the globe. 

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Finland Welcomes Its Newborns With Gift Boxes

For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rat...

In Bali, Babies Are Believed Too Holy To Touch The Earth

Babies on the Indonesian island of Bali don’t start off life on the right foot — or on the left. That is because a prevalent and ancient custom there says an infant’s feet should not touch the ground for the first 105 days after birth. The pract...

The Sebou Ceremony: Bringing A Modern Egyptian Baby Into The World

Welcoming a new born in Egypt is accompanied with pride and great joy. There is a special significance associated with the divine blessing of both the father and the mother who have just sealed the sacred union of their marriage and ensured the co...

Interesting Chinese Birthday Customs For Newborn Babies

The fact that Chinese people pay great attention to beginnings and growing a family can be supported by many customary practices. Many traditional customs about the reproduction of children are all based on the idea of protecting the child. When a...

Giving Money As Gift To A Babies In Trinidad

In Trinidad and Tobago, once folks visit newborn babies, they typically place cash in the baby’s hand to bring prosperity and blessings to the newborn. Another custom from this country is that some parents don’t allow anyone to enter their house ...

Jamaican Traditions Of Planting A Tree

There are many traditions associated with welcoming a newborn. The navel string (umbilical cord) of a newborn may be buried and a tree planted on the spot. This tree is called the birth tree or navel string tree. It is usually a source of great pr...

The Practice Of Giving A Silver Coin In Uk And Ireland

The tradition of giving a silver coin to a young child for their christening goes back centuries. It may even have links to the story of the Three Wise Men in the New Testament. One of the Magi gave a gift of gold and this may have inspired people...

Baby Naming In Nigeria

In many parts of Africa, naming ceremonies are extremely elaborate, bringing not only the family, but the whole village and community together. Among the Yorubas, a group from south-west Nigeria and southern Benin, the ceremony takes place on the...

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