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Leuven Age Set Ritual Repertoire


Language: English

The age sets of Leuven, Belgium, are a decade-long rite of passage for men who share the same year of birth. Men form their group at age forty and participate in social and cultural activities that culminate ten years later with a celebration around the city's statue of the prophet Abraham. Each age set chooses its own medal, flag and uniform, and has a ‘godfather' a decade older. The age set rituals provide participants and the entire city with a strong sense of identity.


on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature


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Place/region: Leuven, Belgium, Europe
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Ravi bvba; Heritage Cell Leuven
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Rights: Heritage Cell Leuven
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2011-0040400003
Source ref.: DOC:0040400003 CAND:00404
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Heritage Cell Leuven