Abidjan, Ivory Coast. West Africa
The Generation Festival, Ivory Coast, marks passage from childhood into adulthood. Participants are in their late 20s to early 30s. After going through ritual, men & women have right to speak in village meetings and function as an adult in Ebrié society. All members of generation will begin participating in social engagements after festival celebration. People who participated & added to village register have right to lay claim to land or other resources distributed to village as a whole.