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20 Beautiful Baby Traditions From Around The World

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It’s the mundan

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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.

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