The Matapato eunoto festival is celebrated about five years after the first initiations, and is popularly regarded as the spectacular climax of moran- hood. The term eunoto refers to the 'erecting' of the age-group: they are 'planted upright', 'erected' (e-uno). The age-group are established, and from that point it is convenient to refer to them as 'senior' moran to distinguish them clearly from their 'junior' successors, whose initiation will follow in another two years or so.