Newborn babies in South Korea are considered to be one year old.

A little girl holding a baby
Newborn babies in South Korea and in some other countries are considered one year old. Additionally, it’s believed that a person becomes one year older not on their birthday (though that is celebrated too) but on the first day of the Lunar New Year.
So, if a kid was born on the 29th day of the 12th month according to the Lunar calendar, it means he will turn 2 years old on the first day of the Lunar New Year when, in fact, he is just several days old.
Contemporary Gregorian calendars, as well as the contemporary measurement of age, are used in Korea too. They use this data when filling out various documents and this age is used to define when they start school or when they are allowed to get legally married.

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