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Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranate Seeds

For thousands of years throughout the globe, in every culture, the baby naming ceremony was the most important event to celebrate the birth of a baby and celebrate a new mother by welcoming them both officially into the community. Historically pregnancy and childbirth were shrouded within the Circle of Life, representing both the potential for life and death, and the transition and transformation in status from unborn to born and maiden to mother. Because of superstitions and the sheer magnitude of this event there were no celebrations or names given until after the baby was born. The Baby Shower is the only event that has been embraced by modern society to celebrate the baby before birth. A baby naming ceremony usually takes place 7-10 days after birth and is the first time a new baby’s name is said aloud and that baby and mother are welcomed into community in celebration.