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Old 06-05-2005, 02:26 PM
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Goodbye to some traditions

However, not all traditions will be revived. Parents matchmaking a wife for their son without the sonís knowledge was a common practice in the past, and the son was not to refuse the woman he had been appointed to marry. The woman was chosen according to her character and involvement in the community.

In the tradition of the Ngaing people of Rai Coast in Madang, for example, a man must marry a true cousin that is the daughter of a motherís brother who should be the husband of the fatherís sister. Like wise, his male cross cousins must marry their true cousins.

However, these ways no longer exist today because young men prefer to choose whom they want to spend the rest of their lives with.

Traditions and cultures are slowly fading before our eyes. Some youths and almost all adults and elders believe that some of those traditional practices carried out in the past in raising young men should be preserved.

This is because they believe that those traditional values taught young men to respect their society, family and elders.
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