Rituals of social-age status change
Rituals of change of social-age status represent the transition from one state characterizing a person’s social-biological age or from another group in the same state.
Age-related rituals represent the biological stages of a person.
Anniversary (birth) is one of the rituals introduced in the Soviet years, which celebrates a person’s birthday every year and proves his age. The main criteria for the anniversary are the giving of a gift and the extinguishing of the candles on the birthday cake.