20 Beautiful Baby Traditions From Around The World
It’s the mundan
The Mundan ceremony is a very important milestone in a Hindu baby’s life. This ceremony has to be completed before a child’s third birthday. It typically takes place at a temple. It’s essentially a child’s first haircut. Significance is placed on this event because Hindus believe in reincarnation, a cycle of past lives that can affect the current one. Cutting a child’s hair is symbolic of cleansing the baby of any lingering negativity from said former lives. One lock can be left toward the front of a baby’s head as a way to help the kiddo retain good memories.