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TikTok Brit Complains Living in Greece Makes Her One Year Older

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Suzie Young shared her disappointment that people in Greece add one more year to your age. Credit: Original photos from TikTok, Wikimedia/ Illustration by Greek Reporter.

A British woman living in Greece shared her disappointment on TikTok saying that she is actually a year older than she previously thought.

User Suzie Young shared the chilling realization by saying: “Hi, I’m Suzie, I’m a Brit living in Greece and today I learned that I’m a year older in Greece than I am in the UK.

She continues: “When babies are born in Greece, they are classed immediately as being one year old.

“So, what we would normally class as being your first birthday is actually – like – you become two here.

“So, I’m a year older.”

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Young’s observation is partly true. Many Greeks add one year to their age, as if they are trying to get older quicker.

For foreigners living in Greece this is utterly frustrating.

In the comments of this video, some people have chimed in to say that not everyone in Greece does this.

They wrote: “Only a few people [in Greece] count birthdays that way, and we make fun of them. You are the same age, don’t worry.”

Another one says: “That is not true. They say ‘they are going to’ or ‘on their way to’ then the age of their next birthday.”

Another informed her – and us – that this style of counting age is commonplace in South Korea as well.

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