Monday, 11 April 2016

Women in this Chinese tribe only cut their hair once in their lifetimes

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So Rapunzel does exist. And not just one, but dozens of them.
A group of Chinese women and girls in Guangxi, China, gathered by a river near the Huangluo Yao village to celebrate their long hair in an annual festival on Saturday.

The women from the Yao ethnic group usually keep their hair wrapped under headscarves, but during the festival finally let their hair down to wash and comb out their locks. Women from this tribe have an average hair length of 2.3 metres.

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According to local media outlets, Red Yao women only cut their hair once in their lifetimes,usually just before they get married.

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This tribe's tradition has earned them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as theworld's first long hair village.

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It is believed that a woman's long locks will bring longevity, wealth and good fortune to her family.
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