Origin of Birthday’s

Origin of Birthdays

Today’s my Birthday, Why? 

Birthdays are a day to celebrate and recognize how far we have come. The celebration of birthdays started with Egyptians around 3000 BC. 

In early civilizations they did not have calendars so it was difficult to remember the anniversary of people’s birthdays. As time passed they noticed the moon and season changes and were able to form a version of the calendar that has been adapted today. 

“They lit candles in response to these spirits almost as if they represented a light in the darkness,” they being people in early Greek civilizations. 

It is assumed that the Greeks adopted the Egyptian tradition of celebrating the “birth” of a god. They, like many other pagan cultures, thought that days of major change, such as these birthdays, welcomed evil spirits. 

“Kinderfeste, which started in the late 18th century, was the name for a German birthday party that is closest to today’s style of parties”, says Historians. 

Kids were given one candle atop the cake for each year they had been alive, plus one for the hope of living for at least one more year. Blowing out these candles while making a wish was a big part of these celebrations.