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Haircutting to get auspicious omens

CRI Online)  09:24, March 14, 2013  

A barber cuts a customer's hair in a barber shop at Wanda Plaza in Beijing on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. ( Yuanhui)

>> Faces of Chinese children get new year's first haircut

Many Chinese people prefer to have their hair cut to wish for good luck for the whole year on Dragon Heads-raising Day, a traditional festival which this year falls on Wednesday, March 13, the second day of the second lunar month.

Danny, who is in charge of a barber shop at Wanda Plaza in Beijing, said the business for this special day is busiest of the whole year and many people, especially men, like to cut their hair on that day because it is considered to bring good luck.

According to the folk legend, dragons are an auspicious omen, for which many Chinese people have an admiration that bordered on worship. The second day of the second lunar month is said to be the day for the dragon king who is in charge of clouds and rains to raise his head.

After that, there will be more rain and many northern Chinese farmers believe that all stores will be full of grain on that day. So the day is also called Spring Dragon Day.

Traditionally families ate noodles or fried glutinous rice blocks, and popcorn on that day.

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