A person's Chinese age is an addition of either 1 or 2 years to the Gregorian calendar or actual age. If a person was born before the end of Chinese New Year, then 1 year is added. Two years are added for those people who were born after the new year.Continue Reading
The Gregorian calendar is also known as the English calendar. It is based on the sun's movements. The Chinese Lunar calendar, which makes reference to the Chinese New Year, is based on the moon's phases or movements.
The Chinese lunar chart, which is more than 700 years old, is used by many women to determine their unborn child's gender. It is based on a mother's Chinese or lunar age and the lunar month at the time of conception. The original chart is kept at Beijing's Science Institute.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions
The traditional Chinese fan dance has been a part of Chinese culture for over 2,000 years. The dance was first introduced during the Han dynasty and has been a central part of familial life since that period two millennia ago. The fan dance is considered a folk dance that serves many different purposes, and there are two primary distinctions in the dance: civilian and military.Full Answer >
Though its origins are vague, the ancient Chinese gender chart was apparently developed on the belief that a woman's age and the month during which she conceives a child, based on the lunar calendar, are relative to the gender of her future baby. China has a rich history of divination practices, from oracle bone readings in the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 B.C.) to the ancient divination text, the I Ching, and it is likely this chart's development was influenced by existing practices.Full Answer >
Traditionally, "Master" is used as a form of address for a boy until he is around 7 years old, although it is occasionally used through age 13. No other title is employed until he turns 18, and the label "Mister" is appropriate.Full Answer >
It is not considered normal to breastfeed a child until 9 years of age in any culture. However, in Mongolia it is common for mothers to extend breastfeeding until the child is several years old due to a widespread cultural acceptance of extended, public breastfeeding.Full Answer >