- life-cycle customs
- Customs which take place at key points in an individual's life are termed life-cycle customs, or rites of passage, and can thus be distinguished from 'calendar customs which take place at set points in the year. Examples are 'childbirth, coming of age, leaving school, qualification at work, marriage (see 'weddings), retirement, and 'death.
A Dictionary of English folklore. Jacqueline Simpson & Steve Roud. 2014.
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