Saturday, May 25, 2013

Reinfeiern

I don't think I remember doing this in the US, Canada, or Japan, whereas the majority of birthday parties I've been to in Germany are of this kind. Does anyone else do this?


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  1. How do you pronounce "Reinfeiern"? Sounds like fun.

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    1. it's kind of like "rye-n fire-n". (the "ei" in German is like "eye") :)

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  2. What if the person was born at 11:49pm of their birthday? I like when we count birthdays from the birth hour to the birth hour + 24 hours.

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    1. Yeah, I think the "reinfeiern" concept kind of ignores the time you were born completely, as in the birthday is seen as the time between 0:00 to 24:00. I'm actually not sure what time I was born...

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  3. I can never ignore the time.... I was born at 5:45 PM and I am always like "tecnically I'm not XX years old yet..."

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    1. Really! Do you also calculate time differences when you're abroad?

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