I wonder how they factor in leap years to this equation?
A strange tradition indeed. It seems incredibly weird that a parent would be
very upset about this knowing that it's not really true that their baby was
two years old in a matter of hours or days.
For the record it is not January 1st that they turn a year older it is the Lunar
New Year which is normally the end of January or the first week or so of
February. So everyone is a year older on Lunar New YearI was born
the middle of January and a week later I was 2. So now I am actually 2 years
older than my drivers license says. Living in Asia with my family
and children we learned a lot about Asian culture
Our 6th child (a girl, 1 of 9 children we have, & 5th of our 7 girls) was
born December 31st, & her birth was induced. We went for the tax deduction,
over the chance to possibly win prizes as 1st baby born in the new year, opting
for a sure & bigger thing.Jesus' rising on the "3rd
day" in the Bible, was likely resurrected just 36 hours after being
crucified. The method of counting among Jews then evidently could barely touch
upon the very end & very 1st of the 3 days counted to qualify for him rising
on the "3rd day" (the very end of Friday, & likely close to dawn
early on Sunday.To us, it seems a silly thing for South Koreans to
fret over. And it may be a bigger deal since South Koreans currently average
having only about 126 babies per 200 adults per lofetime, a rate 6th from the
bottom of national fertility rates in the world, a rate that approaches halving
each human generation there, every subsequent generation.BTW, the
US's average TFR (the estimated rate at which women, will likely have
during their childbearing years, given the rate they are having babies now) is
1.86.FYI, 2.12 is the TFR for exact replacement in the US, a # we
have not had since 1970, 49 years ago!
Sort of like 11 year olds who turned 11 late in 2018 were suddenly on Jan 1st
'twelve' year old Deacons & Beehives :)
I was born in the 1900s. I am now living in the second century of my existence.
I am 200 years old?
This is exactly the opposite of what happens to Chinese gymnast babies. They
actually lose 2 years on the day of their birth.