Korean age may forever be a mystery to many of us, but we try our best to unravel it in this week’s LIKE IT!
Korean age basically boils down to this: You are always 2 years older than your actual age until you have your birthday. After that you are one year older than your actualy age until the end of the year. On January 1st, you turn a year older, and you’re back to being two years older than your actual age again. Everyone turns a year older on Jan. 1st in Korea. It’s a thing here. You won’t necessarily have people celebrating their birthdays on Jan. 1st, but everyone’s age changes. Believe us it does. Can’t really explain it better than that.
We are not exactly sure why they still follow this method, but it probably has mostly to do with it’s hard to change certain customs. A long time ago this way of counting age was used for whatever reason they used it back in the day, and it’s just carried through until now.
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