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Otsets/Ritual on the beach

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Ritual for girls of a Ga family to become a wife (and get married).

Naked girls (only covered by a piece of cloth held over their heads by another family member) run accross the beach with (or without) a bucket of water on their head. While they run, guys bombard them with sand and hit them with sticks. The girls jump in the sea and run back…