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The Chinese Lunar Age
In general, a person is one or two years older in the Chinese lunar system due to the difference in the calendar and also due to the fact that the Chinese count the time spent in womb towards the baby’s age. A baby is considered one year old when they’re born, and on the first anniversary of their birth, the baby is two. Why the bonus year? According to tradition, a baby’s age begins in the mother’s womb.
Chinese lunar age, also virtual age or nominal age, is an important folk custom of the Chinese nation and a traditional age reckoning in ancient China. It is used to reckon the years after birth and varies from the current international age reckoning system which counts age from zero at birth.