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Old 07-18-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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I was reading on a website that Koreans celebrate their 100th day on the good ole earth.
Then their 60th birthday is a big one and to be celebrated.

Anyone know how other Korean birth dates are celebrated, if at all?
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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100 Day anything is big in Korea. Especially in the dating world. Your 100th day as girlfriend/boyfriend is huge, etc.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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Then some may be Americanized because she said she would have her "birthday party" in the U.S. when she visits Missouri later in the year. And there is no "100 days" associated with the date that we are aware of.

So, there is some expectation of a birthday party.
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In many ways, the birthday culture of Korea has become similar to that of the West. Birthday cards and gifts are common and cakes are prepared with candles corresponding to the person’s age.
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/...EN_1_4_9_2.jsp

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Old 07-18-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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I was reading on a website that Koreans celebrate their 100th day on the good ole earth.
Then their 60th birthday is a big one and to be celebrated.

Anyone know how other Korean birth dates are celebrated, if at all?
Our daughter is half Korean, and will be be flying her up there for her 100th day celebration.

I am not sure if normal birthdays are really big deal, the only birthdays I have spent in Korea, have just been dinners out, drinks with friends etc, and of course eating Miyeok Guk (Seaweed Soup) , which my wife always makes on someones birthday.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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they have 10th day birthday party for their babies.

then when they get old, the important ones are for 60th, 70th, and sometimes 80th.

among younger people, it's a cool thing to do for the birthday person to invite their friends to a night out and pay for everyone who came.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Aren't Korean people considered a year old when they are born? So what would be say our 9th birthday would be their 10th?
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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Aren't Korean people considered a year old when they are born? So what would be say our 9th birthday would be their 10th?
That is correct.
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