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Rituals of the Nacirema were first brought to my attention many years ago The culture of these people is very hard to understand Not much is known about their origin but its said that they came somewhere from the east From a continent that is the third largest in the world somewhere in the western hemisphere Its mostly between the Pacific Ocean the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean The continent is surrounded by many bodies of water and on the south is South America and on the top is a place called Canada There is said to be millions of people living there The Nacirema culture is recognized by a mixed market economy that has been highly developed But for most of the day they spend their time performing everyday body rituals These rituals that they perform are important in their everyday lives Theres a large concern for their appearance and how they look Society looks at their appearance to see if they are accepted and not looked upon differently from outsiders But The Nacirema believes that the human body is ugly and that society will not accept them by the way they look unless they change something or fix something One of the body rituals that they perform caught my eye It is called Gnivahs Some of the Nacirema people do this ritual everyday while others may only do it three to five days a week Nacirema men and women perform the ritual differently The ritual is normally performed in a holy room in their house This room is located in all the Nacirema houses It is a place where you splash holy water on yourself Also where is a large tub where the water is drained from the sprinkler When the Nacirema women enter this holy water room they get in the tub and rub some kind of lotion on their legs Normally the procedure is standing up while the sprinkler
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