Your birthday only comes once a year, so you should definitely celebrate it with gusto and fervor.
There are many different birthday traditions around the world. In some countries, it is customary for the birthday celebrant to treat his or her family and friends to a meal or to drinks. In other countries, it is the birthday celebrant who is feted.
People began to hold parties on their birthdays because a long time ago, they believed that bad spirits would be able to do a person harm on his or her birthday. The only way to counteract this was to gather with family and friends. Their presents and good wishes would then serve to banish the bad spirits. The first children's birthday parties happened in Germany These were called Kinderfeste. In Mexico, many birthday parties involve a pinatas, or clay animals that are smashed by children who wear blindfolds. Once the pinata is smashed, candy pours out.
Birthday parties are a good occasion for people who have not seen each other for a while to come together and celebrate. Old ties are renewed and new ones are forged. Birthday celebrations give people the opportunity to catch up and tell each other what's been going on in their respective lives.
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