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I Want to Know How You Celebrate Birthdays

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    Religious Holiday

    Well my birthday isn't actually celebrated on my true birth date (no, I'm not a February 29 baby)... I was born on possibly the biggest religious holiday of the year in the western world. Its a public holiday and that means that even if I were to celebrate on the day I couldn't...
    Orckiss Orckiss 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2011

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    Celebrate B-days

    On my sweet 16, I got a surprise party...there was lots of girls who showed up at my house.Every since I got married, no big deal, the family gets together and we have a sitting down meal.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    I Love To.

    I am getting sick of so many people acting like their birthday is a curse.  It is the only day in the year where I feel special!  I like to celebrate others' birthdays too!  With cake and presents and stuff like that.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F Jun 8, 2009

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    Private Celebration

    I always like celebrating my birthday by myself.  It is a way to make sure that I enjoy myself.  I wake up when I want to and plan how I want to spend my day.  I don't have to worry about keeping a schedule or being someplace at a certain time. I spend a great deal of the day...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Childrens Birthdays In Mexico

    Birthdays were not celebrated much when I was a child and I love reading about the way people create special memorable birthdays around the world. In Mexico childrens birthdays are celebrated quite extravagantly. Mexian children have two celebrations. The first is a...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 3 Responses May 3, 2009

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    Celebration

     I rarely celebrate my birthday.   In my country it falls on an inconvenient holiday when no-one is around to join me. So, I celebrate my Name day. I'm not Catholic or Orthodox, but I like the tradition. I have an old-fashioned name, which conveniently comes with a...
    w0lf w0lf 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Family

    I usually share it with family, and having a cake.
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F Apr 23, 2012

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    Only One I Celebrate Is The One Of My Wifes

    i will each 11/06 go out and buy her a charm for the bracelts she use to have and she loved so much then i will clear out the melting pot and melta the charm and i hope the smoke carrys it to her in heaven
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    Name Day

     On my name day, I take the day off work and attend the service dedicated to my patron saint. This is held in the local Greek Orthodox cathedral. I sit or stand, depending on the demands of the moment, listening to a mass chanted in a haunting ancient language that few...
    w0lf w0lf 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    HERES How

    I have always given my grandson a birthdays in all different places. At home, at Chuckie Cheese, bowling alleys, arcades, movies ect. I love to decorate and I use all kinds of colors in doing so. I buy balloons filled with heilium and have the girl put short ribbons on them. I...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F May 4, 2009

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