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Happy Birthday Quotes to Make Your Wish Extra Special


A birthday is the anniversary of a person’s birth. It is observed by many cultures as an important day to be honored and celebrated. People often wish each other happy birthday, and the wishes are usually included in cards, messages, and gifts. Birthdays may also mark a rite of passage. They can also be a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the future.

A common way to say happy birthday is to wish someone a year of happiness and good health. However, if you want to go a bit more in-depth and heartfelt, you can try using a few of our favorite birthday quotes that are sure to make your wish extra special.

There are many things to be thankful for on a daily basis, but it is especially important on your birthday to count your blessings. A few of the most popular and meaningful ways to do this include donating money, volunteering your time, or performing a random act of kindness. It is also a great idea to reach out to your neighbors and show them that you care, especially if they are elderly or seem isolated from the rest of the community.

While you may think that birthdays are a very recent tradition, they actually began to appear on calendars around the world in the earliest civilizations. In fact, the Mesopotamian and Egyptians were the first to recognize patterns in time, and they developed a system of marking each year’s passing that was similar to our modern birthdays. During these early celebrations, only members of nobility were honored with such parties. However, as people began to realize that each year was equal to one day, celebrations grew more and more common.

In ancient Greece, people celebrated the birthday of Artemis by offering her moon-shaped cakes adorned with lit candles, as they were believed to represent the light that she brought to the world. They also blew out the candles as a sign that they were sending her a message of love and hope. In the fourth century, Christians adopted the pagan holiday of Saturnalia, which included celebrating each other’s “birthdays.”

The party that is closest to today’s birthday celebrations started in Germany in the 18th century. This was when Kinderfeste, or birthday parties for children, became very popular. The most famous part of these parties was the putting of candles on a cake, with each candle representing a year that had passed and a wish for the future.

As with most things, as the popularity of birthdays grew, they began to be more and more commercialized. It was not until the 19th century that middle-class Americans commonly celebrated them and when the song Happy Birthday came into being. This popular tune was originally composed by two Kentucky school teachers, Patty Hill and Mildred Hill, for a book that was intended to be used in schools to sing at morning meetings. It was later added to by Robert Coleman and became the happy birthday song we know and love today.