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In Burkina Faso , West Africa , Muslim Families Celebrate The Birth Of A Child O ...

In Burkina Faso , West Africa , Muslim Families Celebrate The Birth Of A Child O ...

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Description: In Burkina Faso , West Africa , Muslim families celebrate the birth of a child on the 7th day after birth . Women throughout the city friends and family congregate at the mothers house in Ouagadougou on the afternoon of the baptism , bearing gifts of cloth , clothing , soap , and cash . Yet , the majority of these gifts are not destined for the new mother or baby ! The sister of the new mother has been set in charge of dividing up the gifts and giving them to both the new mother and to guests .

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