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HK128

Haircuts around Chinese New Year

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HK128

With CNY around the corner, when is it best to get a haircut.

 

Would Thursday 30th be okay?  Base in the UK.

 

Is it generally not a good idea for the week commencing 19th Feb?

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Balthazar

Before the new year, or not within the first month of the new year, if memory serves me right. Isn't the risk only connected to uncles, though, so that if you don't have any living uncles it doesn't really matter?

 

I hady hair cut yesterday. There was a RMB 20 price hike due to the new year being around the corner.

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Shelley

Please elaborate - haircuts, uncles, Chinese new year ???

 

Sounds intriguing.

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Lu

You're not supposed to cut your hair after New Year, because that brings bad luck. But apparently only to maternal uncles, so I might have been observing this taboo unnecessarily.

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Shelley

Thanks @Lu As I never cut my hair I have not inadvertently broken this tradition. Pheew:P

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DavyJonesLocker

A lot of  young chinese I know don't put too much attention on the haircut. 

 

They do buy new clothes which is  a must but I suspect it's an excuse by the females to go shopping :D

 

somehow new socks are important. I have forgotten why.

 

I kindof get the feeling that many especially young people are not paying attention to CNY traditions as a decade ago,. i see from my Wechat moments many are off on holidays rather than return home

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