Every seven years young Maasia men gather to learn tribal traditions and history from elders. In an increasingly westernized Maasia society this process fits in around school and work schedules. On evenings and weekends the Moran (warriors) will gather in small groups. During month long school vacations larger groups will gather in manyatas (temporary villages) for more intensive instruction and ceremonies. In this way the current generation of youth are given a chance to retain their deep tribal heritage while also completing their education.