A hair-raising day for this Chinese toddler as spring rolls in

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A child getting a haircut at a barbershop yesterday in Baokang county in Hubei province, to mark the Long Tai Tou Festival - so called because of the belief that "the dragon raises its head" to usher in the first rains of the year. One tradition of the festival - held on the second day of the second month of the Chinese Lunar calendar - is to shave off one's hair for good luck.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2016, with the headline 'A hair-raising day for this Chinese toddler as spring rolls in'. Print Edition | Subscribe