Xiao Nian: The Prologue of the Spring Festival
Haircut before the Spring Festival
A child having haircut. /CGTN Photo
In order to fit into the new clothes for the festival, a haircut is highly recommended beforehand. But it is also in accordance with people’s own wishes of getting dressed up to meet friends and relatives, and that the habit has been maintained until today.
The habits and traditions of the Xiao Nian are slightly different across China, but people's wishes and expectations for a new lunar year are similar. It is time to welcome the Spring Festival and the Chinese Year of the Dog.