Birthday Fun Facts

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The number of people celebrate their birthdays in August is more (about 9% of all people) than the number of people celebrate it in any other month of the year. July and September, are not far behind though.

Many would be surprised to hear that the most common birth date of the year is 5th of October which falls 9 months after the New Yearís Eve.

Definitely, as 29th February comes once every 4 years, itís the least common birth date. But do you know which date comes next? Itís May 22nd.

Birthday Cake - Many of us must have wondered that where actually Birthday Cakes have come into picture from? This actually came from ancient Greeks. The motive was quite simple. They made a beautiful round shaped cake with candles and offered Artemis, the Moon Goddess, to satisfy her.

Birthday candles - It is believed that a candle sends an individualís prayer to the almighty. Hence, many wish before a blowing candle to let the almighty know about their desires. The candle, placed on a birthday cake in Germany was a symbolic representation of light of life.

William ShakespeareOn 23rd April, 1616, famous William Shakespeare took his last breath on his 52nd Birthday. Definitely a date to remember for all the people who love literature.

The most popular birth date in the history is Christmas Day. It was the birthday of Jesus Christ.

Most numbers of people in United States have their Birthdays on 5th October as compared to any other day of the year.

The song 'Good Morning to You' was written by Mildred Hill and Dr. Patty hill for the Kindergarten schools. Later on, Patty Hill had changed the lyrics to 'Happy Birthday' after it gained immense popularity (The song is still copyrighted).

The birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru still is celebrated on 14th November as Childrenís Day to recall him and his love towards children.

Anne Frank had received her world famous diary on her 13th birthday as a gift.

When your age and date of birth are same, the day is special and is known as the Golden Birthday. Example: My 13th birthday was the Golden Birthday for me as my birthday was on 13th October, 1984.
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