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This unit teaches you about customs and practices in both the traditional society and christian society

Customs and   practices   in the traditional society.



This is the acceptable   way of doing things in a society.

Customs are divided   into three main groups namely;

  • Behavior
  • Worship¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Practices
  • Language


A practice:   This is what is expected o be done in a society. Examples of traditional practices   and customs include;-

  • Circumcision
  • praying
  • washing hands before eating.
  • Child naming
  • baptizing people
  • Kneeling down while greeting
  • Funeral rites
  • Marriage
  • Giving sacrifices
  • Burying the dead
  • Paying bride price.
  • Greeting
  • Welcoming visitors


Importance of customs   and practices.

  • They teach responsibility.
  • They help people to be gentle.
  • They instill good behavior¬†¬† and morals
  • They promote culture unity in an area.
  • They lead to development.



  • Giving offertories¬†¬† – confirmation
  • Baptism
  • Holy Communion
  • Fasting
  • Marriage
  • Repentance
  • Worshipping


Reference: Acts 2:44 ‚Äď 46

John 2:1-12 (The wedding at Cana)


The importance of Christian practices.

  • They strengthen¬†¬† people‚Äôs faith
  • They create¬†¬† a good relationship between God and¬†¬† people.
  • They create¬†¬† blessings.
  • They make God happy.