SOME STRANGE FACTS ABOUT SOUTH KOREA
Often referred to as “nominal age,” “lunar age,” or simply “East Asian” age reckoning, a Korean’s age is calculated quite differently from countries in the West. The unit of the age of a person is called a “sal,” so during the first calendar year of life, the age is one sal, and during the fifth calendar year, it is five sal. Everyone born in the same calendar year would have the same Korean age. An interesting outcome of this system is, if a baby is born at the end of December, they would be two years old in just a few days time.