The Navy’s Neptune Party
As a morale boost, a ship will celebrate a sailor’s first trip across the equator with a Neptune Party also known as a Line Crossing Ceremony. At the party crew will dress up in silly costumes and it often includes some head shaving.
Sailors who had heads clipped in bizarre designs during Neptune party aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-3)., 02/1944
Have you ever participated in a Line Crossing Ceremony?