Celebrate a Chinese-style Birthday
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.