It's somebody's birthday today! But what is a birthday, really? Many people think of it as a special day to celebrate the year that has passed, but is that all there is to it? Some people believe that a birthday is actually an important day for determining your future. Everybody loves birthdays, right? Well, not everyone. Some people find them annoying and pointless. But, for the most part, people really enjoy celebrating another year of life. Birthdays are a special time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the coming year. They are also a time for celebration with friends and family. Whether you love them or not, there are some interesting facts about birthdays that you may not know.

Spoiler: Contrary to popular belief, the tradition of celebrating birthdays is not a longstanding one. In fact, the celebration of birthdays was not popularized until the late 19th century. And before then, people generally viewed a birthday as a somber occasion rather than a joyous one.

Let's explore this holiday more and find out what makes it so special. Happy Birthday to everyone out there celebrating their special day!

HONE A PLANT born PLANS person on February 29th isnd St called a leaplingTA' NEW ORLEANS, LA, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2 1916 IT'S LEAP YEAR, BOYS Some countries have specific rules on when leaplings celebrate their birthdays on non-leap years. In New Zealand, they celebrate their official birthday on February 28. But in England and Hong Kong, the birthday is March 1. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBC

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