There are lots of fun and weird superstitions and traditions surrounding birthdays in China.
For instance, when a child is born, they are 1 year old, not 1 day old.
And, the year 30 is considered bad luck, so most women refuse to celebrate that birthday- choosing to be 29 for two full years.
A traditional birthday might might consist of long noodles, which symbolize long life. Though it's becoming more popular to serve Western style birthday cake at a proper party.
A polite way to find out someone's age in China is to ask what their Chinese zodiac sign is. In that way, you can actually guess safely without causing embarrassment.
Share some other fun or interesting Chinese birthday customs or photos.