The thrill of playing laser tag or having a competition with arcade games occurs less and less frequently, especially when students grow older, trading birthday celebrations for a dull cycle of studying and testing. It seems as if no one has any time to spend on birthdays. Here are some birthday traditions of Palo Alto High School students — maybe you will be inspired to start some of your own.

International Customs

India 
Shave one-year-old baby’s head on their birthday in the hopes that healthier, thicker and fuller hair grows back.

Canada
Grease birthday person’s nose with butter so it is too slippery for bad luck to hold onto it.

China and Taiwan
Eat long noodles, which symbolize longevity.