Dragon Heads-raising Day (February 2nd of the lunar calendar) is a traditional Chinese folk festival. In Chinese farming culture, "dragon heads-raising" indicates that the sun is rising, the rate of rain is increasing, and everything is full of vitality. A lot of folk activities, related to this day, are carried out around the beautiful belief of the dragon god.
1. The customs
Relative customs vary in different regions. And the most wide-spreading activities are dragon dance and “dragon shaving".
“Dragon shaving” refers to cutting hair. On the same day as the dragon raises its head, children’s haircuts would help them grow up healthily and become excellent in the future. And adults cut their hair and welcome the new year in the hope of bringing good luck.
2. The phrases
Are you going to have hairdressing on Dragon Heads-raising Day? Let’s check out these useful phrases in Chinese!
to perm hair
to dye hair
Tony lǎo shī
xǐ jiǎn chuī
wash, cut and blow dry
Wǒ yào qù lǐfàdiàn lǐfà.
I’m going to the hairdresser's for a haircut.
Wǒ xiǎng bǎ tóufà rǎn chéng hóngsè.
I want to dye my hair red.
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