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Top Chinese Birthday Traditions and Tips for Health, Wealth, and Wellbeing

There are many Chinese birthday traditions. Chinese people calculate a person’s age according to the lunar calendar (Yīn lì in Chinese; 陰曆) without zeros, meaning that a newborn’s age is one. Traditionally, Chinese people do not celebrate a birthday every year; rather, birthday celebrations in the form of elaborate banquets are reserved for the elderly ...

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A newborn Chinese baby.