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Young Maasai gathering for their Enkipaata (pre-circumcision ceremony), The Enkipaata ceremony is organised by the fathers of the new-age set. Each twelve to fifteen years a new age-set is initiated together. Boys travel throughout their region for about four months announcing the new age-set. The day before the ceremony, boys must sleep outside in the forest. As dawn approaches, the young warriors run to the homestead. During the ceremony, boys dress in loose clothing and dance non-stop throughout the day. This ceremony is the transition into a new age-set. After this, boys are ready to be circumcised and to take charge of warriorhood. Every boy wants to be initiated as early as possible.