What is a Korean birthday?
In respect to this, how do you calculate Korean age?
First, all you need to do is add 1 to the current year, then subtract the year of your birth, and you will get your Korean age. Second, if you're not good at calculating, you can just follow this: If your birthday has passed: Your Age + 1 = Korean Age. If your birthday hasn't passed yet: Your Age + 2 = Korean Age.
Likewise, what is Korean age system? In Korea, everyone is 1 from the time they are born. And everyone gets a year older on New Year's day. So your Korean age is always either one or two years older than your Western age. Even more so because Koreans frequently go by the Lunar (Chinese) New Year.
Beside this, why is Korean age different?
Korean age is different than international age because when a baby is born, the baby is automatically one year old. Koreans count a baby's time in the womb as one year.
How do they celebrate birthdays in South Korea?
Every birthday is special to Koreans, but certain birthdays are more than special. Traditionally, we hold several special milestone birthday parties for children and older people, such as baek-il, tol, hwan-gap, and gohee. Baek-il is celebrated on the 100th day after a child's birth.