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How to Celebrate a Birthday

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Birthdays are a time to celebrate and have fun, both with those we love and with friends and family. They are a time to remember the past and to look forward to the future.

They are also a time to say “thank you” for the people who have made our lives better. When you send someone a card, write an email, or make a phone call on their birthday, it means a lot to them.

There is a long and fascinating history behind this celebration of life, which can be found in many cultures around the world. The earliest recorded celebrations of birthdays date back to 700 B.C. During this time, humans began to make special calendars to mark important dates and events in their lives.

The first human birthday parties were held in ancient Rome and were a way to celebrate the life of an individual. These celebrations typically involved food, drink, and music.

Today, birthdays are still celebrated with parties. They often involve food, drink, music, and candles.

In some countries, a birthday party also involves a cake and gifts.

When you’re celebrating a birthday, you want to make sure that the people you’re spending time with are happy and healthy. The more you can do to show them that you care, the more they’ll appreciate it!

Having a great birthday is the best way to start off the year! If you want to make your friends’ birthdays even more fun, here are a few suggestions:


Give them something they want or need. A small toy, a book, or their favorite sweets are all things that will make them feel loved.

If you don’t want to spend much money, you can give them a card with a few words of birthday wishes from the whole class. This will help them to feel that they are loved and appreciated by everyone in their school!


If the birthday girl or boy in your class has a particular favorite, you can decorate their desk with ribbons and balloons. You can also give them a special birthday hat or badge to wear for the day.

Birthday songs

The lyrics to the song that we know as “Happy Birthday” originated from a greeting song written by two sisters in 1893. They were school teachers in Kentucky, and the song was first published in a school teachers’ songbook. The song was later updated and adapted into a popular tune that has been sung around the world.

Beddian Years

A New York firefighter named Bobby Beddia had an interesting birthday observation that he shared with his friend Rhonda Shearer, and it turned out to be pretty incredible. On his birthday, which was in 2006/2007, he found out that his age matched the number 53.

A former NYU physicist who worked with Beddia on the project discovered that, mathematically, this phenomenon only occurs in even-numbered years. The reason is that when you add the digits of your birth year, they’re always divisible by 5.