The birth of a child in any family is very happy. However, different families have different ways of celebrating this special occasion. In many communities around the world, many unique rituals are performed when the child is born. You will be surprised to know that the people celebrating these rituals are also in developed countries. It is believed that by performing these rituals, the child can be saved from all the troubles.
The umbilical cord of the newborn is very important in Japan. There is a belief in this country that the umbilical cord is a symbol associated with a mother. In such a situation, it should be respected. For this reason, the umbilical cord is not thrown after the birth of the child but is kept in lacquer boxes. In Japanese, it is called heso-no-o.
Explain that in Nigeria and Ghana, it is customary to grieve for the mother's umbilical cord which is attached to the child. In African countries, the placenta, the umbilical cord, is considered to be the twin brother or sister of the child and is buried with complete rituals. The burial process takes place under a tree.
In the Indonesian island of Bali too, a very strange ritual is played when the child is born. According to this ritual, the child is not even allowed to touch the ground for the first 3 months and does not come in contact with the ground in any way. In such a situation, the mother keeps the child in the lap or on the bed the whole time. The belief about this ritual is that by keeping the child away from the ground, the child remains in contact with the other world.
After the birth of the child in China, the mother has to stay away from the family for a full 30 days. For these 30 days, the new mother can neither get out of the house nor eat raw fruits. Not only this, the new mother is also forbidden to bathe. This month is called Zuo yuezi in the Chinese language. Let us know that the history of this ritual in China is more than 2000 years old.