Cultural Appropriation for Birthday Celebration
February 21, 2012 8:31 AM Subscribe
In Chinese culture 88 is considered to be an auspicious number. Are there any special presents, food, or activities that are considered particularly appropriate for an 88th birthday?
posted by Jabberwocky to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It is my father's 88th birthday at the end of this month. In our (mainstream English) culture, this is not a special birthday in any way. I'm looking for ways to make this a distinctive birthday by drawing on other birthday traditions from around the world. I understand that in Chinese culture, 88 is considered to be an lucky number, and that 88th birthdays are distinctive. I was wondering if there are any special ways in which 88th birthdays are celebrated in Chinese culture - for example, are there any particular gifts, food, or activities that are considered particularly appropriate for an 88th birthday.