4 weird puberty customs around the world

Hitting puberty is embarrassing enough for all of us but to have it celebrated in public takes embarrassment to a whole new level. Read on to find out how different places in the world celebrate a person’s coming of age with puberty rituals:

#1.     Filing of canines

Balinese must undergo a tooth filing ceremony called mesangih or mepandes when they come of age. The Balinese believe filing of canines symbolises removing of evil forces around a person as they believe that teeth represent the six human evils: greed, jealousy, confusion, desire, strong emotions and anger. The ceremony is said to be fairly painless (still did not stop me from cringing!)

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