What's the deal with sweet 16?

Hong Kong
December 31, 2006 12:05am CST
How come it's so important to American girls/boys.And what the mystery behind that? In Hong Kong,16 years old birthday is nothing,but very old people's birthday would be huge to us(80 or older)we would throw him a huge birthday party to celebrate their long life and we called it Big Birthday.
5 responses
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
9 Jan 07
because in the US it means you can drive you have a new found freedom and you are closer to adulthood
• Hong Kong
10 Jan 07
That makes sense,Thanks for sharing.
• United States
31 Dec 06
The only reason I can think that the 16th birthday is a big thing here is because that's when most teenagers are able to get their driver's license. I'm not really sure what else makes turning 16 special. I got my license when I was 15 so turning 16 was really nothing special :).
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
9 Jan 07
for girls they treat as debutant it is the birth of dating time for courtship
• Pakistan
10 Jan 07
Yeah I also wanna know.....but as far as my knowledge concern I think in America only girls are excited to celeberate their 16th birthday coz the beauty of their girly image are comes in that age and they start getting comments about their beauty........
• India
10 Jan 07
In japan they live a life of hard work and they dont waste time. we all will calculate in mins or hours..But Japanese calculate their timings in Nano seconds for an example we say that I will be there at 10.00 But the japanese will say like this 10.00.25 sec see their eficiency in timings itself from this we can understand in timings itself they are taking such an efficieny as per health and care they will be taking more importance..so only they celebrate their such a BIG BIRTHDAYS.
@shilpa28k (1738)
• India
10 Jan 07
I think it's old men who think girls of 16 are sweet. I felt terrible at 16 - spotty, self-conscious and plump. (My mum thought I was gorgeous though.)