Western-style birthday celebrations with neatly wrapped gifts, colorful balloons and sweet cakes with candles are becoming more popular in China, Hong Kong, Macau, ​and Taiwan. However, Chinese culture has some distinct Chinese birthday customs. Learn how to celebrate a Chinese birthday.

Traditional Chinese Birthday Customs
While some families opt to celebrate a person’s birthday annually, the more traditional approach is to start celebrating when a person turns 60.

Celebrating 60: Traditional Chinese Birthday Customs
Another time to host a celebratory party is when a child turns one month old. The parents of the child host a red egg and ginger party.