Milan's Hair Cutting Ceremony
On Saturday I had my hair cutting ceremony. Niuean's do this for when they are older so then can become a warrior and protect themselves.
Before I had my hair cut I had to wash it double times and my Mum brushed it, my hair was very long. I had to wear ribbons in my hair so when people cut a piece of my hair it was tied with the ribbon. When someone cut my hair they give my money and put it on my lap. I was given 1 enormous lolly lei.
We also had a Umu that was prepared by my Dad and other members of my family.
On Sunday I went to the barbers and they shaved my head. On Tuesday I was nervous about coming to school.... but I got use to it. My Mum brought in a hair cutting cake! I shared it with my class :)
I love my new hair and I like using the gel my Mum got for me.