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Strange and Fascinating Courtship Traditions Around the World

Indonesia

Indonesia

To prepare for marriage in traditional Hindu Balinese society, girls and boys approaching puberty undergo a ritual tooth filing. Preparations for the special day are extensive, six teeth are filed, and the ceremony often concludes with prayer at the family temple. Tooth filing is one of 13 rituals completed throughout a person’s life and is done to help cleanse them of sin.

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