Boys participate in the traditional Chinese coming of age ceremony sponsored by China Yellow River Television. Each boy receives a crown to symbolize become a man. This event was held during the 2nd Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival.

Boys participate in the traditional Chinese coming of age ceremony sponsored by China Yellow River Television. Each boy receives a crown to symbolize become a man. This event was held during the 2nd Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival.

Boys participate in the traditional Chinese coming of age ceremony sponsored by China Yellow River Television. Each boy receives a crown to symbolize become a man. This event was held during the 2nd Annual Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival.

Boys participate in the traditional Chinese coming of age ceremony sponsored by China Yellow River Television. Each boy receives a crown to symbolize become a man. This event was held during the 2nd Annual Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival.

A boy receives his crown during the traditional coming of age ceremony sponsored by China Yellow River Television. This event was held during the 2nd Annual Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival.

A boy receives his crown during the traditional coming of age ceremony sponsored by China Yellow River Television. This event was held during the 2nd Annual Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival.

A boy from Taiyuan is participating in a traditional Chinese coming of age ceremony where he receives a crown. This ceremony was part of the 2nd Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival in China.

A boy from Taiyuan is participating in a traditional Chinese coming of age ceremony where he receives a crown. This ceremony was part of the 2nd Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival in China.

Girls from Taiyuan receive a hairpin to symbolize their place as a woman. This traditional Chinese coming of age ceremony was sponsored by China Yellow River Television and occurred during the 2nd Annual Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival.

Girls from Taiyuan receive a hairpin to symbolize their place as a woman. This traditional Chinese coming of age ceremony was sponsored by China Yellow River Television and occurred during the 2nd Annual Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival.

The Chinese coming of age ceremony sponsored by China Yellow River TV. The event was held May 5, 2015 at the 2nd Annual Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival. 15 year old girls receive a hairpin to symbolize becoming a woman.

The Chinese coming of age ceremony sponsored by China Yellow River TV. The event was held May 5, 2015 at the 2nd Annual Shanxi Radio and TV Carnival. 15 year old girls receive a hairpin to symbolize becoming a woman.

These girls are wearing Han style robes, distinguished by their loose fit and silk belts. Han style robes are becoming popular in China again as traditional Chinese culture is influencing current fashion trends.

These girls are wearing Han style robes, distinguished by their loose fit and silk belts. Han style robes are becoming popular in China again as traditional Chinese culture is influencing current fashion trends.

Portrait of Two Boys in Green and Red Velvet Suits by Ramsay Richard Reinagle. Great article on when Regency boys were "breeched".

Portrait of Two Boys in Green and Red Velvet Suits by Ramsay Richard Reinagle. Great article on when Regency boys were "breeched".

You know, many years ago, I discovered a critical key that every parent has in his or her hand to release the future destiny of a son or daughter. And that this key is the key of blessing, imparting blessing. You know, almost every culture in the world has a rite of passage at the time of puberty – some way to release a boy to be a man or a girl to be a woman – except our culture. Our culture is virtually the void of that here in our Western-European base culture.

You know, many years ago, I discovered a critical key that every parent has in his or her hand to release the future destiny of a son or daughter. And that this key is the key of blessing, imparting blessing. You know, almost every culture in the world has a rite of passage at the time of puberty – some way to release a boy to be a man or a girl to be a woman – except our culture. Our culture is virtually the void of that here in our Western-European base culture.

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