Above: Promotional graphic for the "Rites Of Passage: Our Journeys Through Life" Exhibit opening at the San Diego Museum of Man on April 6th, 2013. Courtesy of the San Diego Museum of Man.
Baptism and birth, marriage and graduation, a first job and retirement: these are just a few of the important events which mark life in the United States.
But among the world's cultures which have found homes in San Diego County there is a rich profusion of other celebrations, honors, and rituals, from a Somali ceremony performed seven days after a woman weds, to the scarring of a young Sudanese man's forehead to show he has reached adulthood.
Join us for a heartwarming look at just a few of our community's powerful life events, featuring items from Americans, Filipinos, Chinese, Samoans, Mexicans, Zimbabweans, Vietnamese, and many other nations, cultures, and religions.
Museum Exhibit opens April 6, 2013
For more information, visit http://www.museumofman.org/ritesofpassage