[uf-discuss] birthday versus birthdate

Karl Dubost karl at w3.org
Tue Jul 31 17:11:18 PDT 2007

Le 1 août 2007 à 08:03, Karl Dubost a écrit :
> Le 31 juil. 2007 à 08:21, Charles Iliya Krempeaux a écrit :
>> Actually... AFAIK... your birthday and your date of birth are the  
>> same
>> thing.  (And they both have a year.)
> Not in Korea at least.

I was writing this in the commuting train without internet access.

     East Asian age reckoning is a concept that
     originated in China and is used in East Asian
     countries. Several East Asian cultures, such as
     Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, share
     a traditional way of counting a person's age.
     Newborns start at one year old, and each passing
     of a New Year, rather than the birthday, adds one
     year to the person's age; this results in people
     usually being between 1-2 years older in Asian
     reckoning than in the Western version. This
     system is still widely used in China and is used
     universally in Korea, with exceptions to the
     legal system. However, its use is less common in
     other countries.
     - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asian_age_reckoning

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