New Delhi: A British girl residing in Greece was in for a shock as she obtained to understand how residing the nation makes her a yr older than she could be elsewhere. In a video posted on TikTok, Suzie Young revealed about it.
She started the video by saying, “Hi, I’m Suzie, I’m a Brit residing in Greece and at the moment I realized that I’m a yr older in Greece than I’m within the UK”.
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“When infants are born in Greece, they’re classed instantly as being one yr previous. So, what we might usually class as being your first birthday is definitely – like – you turn into two right here. So, I’m a yr older,” she provides.
The system maybe counts within the 9 months throughout which a child is of their mom’s womb, nonetheless, that received’t make a lot sense since that’s nonetheless not precisely a yr.
The video gained vital consideration however is her info the entire reality? It is definitely up for a debate as a couple of customers within the remark part stated that it wasn’t adopted by everybody. “Only a couple of individuals [in Greece] depend birthdays that method, and we make enjoyable of them. You are the identical age, don’t fret,” a remark learn.
A person revealed that this occurs in South Korea additionally, writing: “Ah, that occurs in Korea too. I’m 17 within the UK however in Korea, I’m 19.”
In Korea, an individual’s age is counted as one on the time of start. Also, individuals get a yr added to their Korean Age on New Year’s Day, not on their birthday. So for instance: if a child is born on New Year’s Eve in Korea, they flip two on New Year’s Day. This system makes individuals quite a bit older numerically than their actual age.
But that is restricted for social interplay solely because the authorized age continues to be primarily based on the age system noticed worldwide.