However, not until a newborn is at least a few months old does the
family celebrate their arrival. This often takes place throughout Africa
during the name giving ceremony. While Americans send out birth announcements
soon after an infant is born (and some hospitals even post a picture
and announcement on the world wide web!), most Africans don't celebrate
or name a new baby until much later. Why
do you think they wait?
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