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Yes, the Ceremony of Twelve is special because it is the ceremonial recognition of the age at which members of the community are assigned their jobs. In earlier ceremonies, children receive recognition of increasing independence (clothing they can button themselves instead of depending upon others for assistance) and maturity (pockets are added to store personal objects, comfort objects are taken away because they are no longer needed, they are given their first bicycle). However, the Ceremony of Twelve is the event during which the elders announce their assessment of each child's interests and abilities through their placement of that child into the situation in which s/he will work for the good of the community in their adult lives.
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