If I wanted to send a countdown app (example below, taken from channel 9) to someone in France, how would I convert the date to the proper format?

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
{
    class Program
    {

        static void Main(string[] args)
             

            /* If you want to use this file to tell someone happy birthday,
             * all you must do is change the "OPEN THIS...", the birthDay value,
             * and the names, telling who's birthday it is and who it is from.
             */

        {
            // The Information at the top of the Console
            Console.WriteLine("O P E N   T H I S   P R O G R A M   2 0 1 2");
            Console.WriteLine("===========================================");

            

            //The Variables and Data Types
            DateTime rightNow = DateTime.Now.Date;
            DateTime birthDay = DateTime.Parse("01/28/2012");
            TimeSpan daysLeft = birthDay.Subtract(DateTime.Now);

            //If Today is his birthday
            if (rightNow == birthDay)
            {

                Console.WriteLine("Happy Birthday Papa!\n \n From: name");
                Console.WriteLine("======================================");
                Console.ReadLine();
            }
                // If his bithday has already passed
            else if (rightNow > birthDay)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Sorry, but this program is valid for this year only.  This program is no longer of  any use, you may delete it.");
                Console.ReadLine();
            }
                //If his birthday hasn't quite made it here yet
            else
            {

                Console.WriteLine("Sorry, but you must wait " + daysLeft.Days + " days, then open this file. \n");
                Console.WriteLine("It is currently: " + DateTime.Now);
                Console.ReadLine();
            }
        }
    }
}

 

I realize this is a bit of a redundant question (why not write as 28/01/2012?). I'm just trying to experiment with the capabilities of DateTime.