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Birthday Celebrations



In many portions of the world an individual’s birthday is celebrated by a party where a specially made cake, usually decorated with lettering and the person’s age, is presented. The cake is traditionally studded with the same number of lit candles as the age of the individual, or a number candle representing their age.

The celebrated individual usually will make a silent wish and attempt to blow out the candles in one breath; if successful, a tradition holds that the wish will be granted. In many cultures, the wish must be kept secret or it won’t “come true”.

Presents are bestowed on the individual by the guests appropriate to her/his age. Other birthday activities may include entertainment (usually by a hired professional, i.e. a clown, magician, or musician), and a special toast or speech by the birthday celebrant.

The last stanza of Patty and Mildred Hill’s famous song, “Good Morning to You” (unofficially titled “Happy Birthday to You”) is typically sung by the guests at some point in the proceedings.

In some countries a piñata takes the place of a cake.

 Name days

In some historically Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries such as Italy, Spain, France, parts of Germany, Poland, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, and throughout Latin America, it is common to have a ‘name day’/’Saint’s day’.

It is celebrated in much the same way as a birthday, but it is held on the official day of a saint with the same Christian name as the birthday person; the difference being that one may look up a person’s name day in a calendar, or easily remember common name days (for example, John or Mary); however in pious traditions, the two were often made to concur by giving a newborn the name of a saint celebrated on its birthday, or possibly the name of a feast, for example, Noel or Pascal (French for Christmas and “of Easter”); as another example, Togliatti got Palmiro as his first name because he was born on Palm Sunday.


Celebrate your residents birthdays in fine fashion. Announce coming birthdays on a beautiful poster.

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Comments (16)

  1. linda / August 5, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Hi Birgit,

    I love the birthday bunting and posters. would it be possible to have a bunting and poster template with or without letters for wedding anniversaries eg: 50th, 60th and 65 years?

  2. Barbara / June 18, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Hi again Birgit, any chance you would do Birthday Buntings please? it would be great if we could make them as an activity and them put them up on the door of our residents on their birthday time and at our group end of month birthday celebrations, the same as your multicultural buntings, doesn’t have to be any particular colour just bright and none gender. Thanks Birgit

    • BIRGIT / June 19, 2020 at 8:51 am

      Hi Barbara

      Will get on to it for you.


    • BIRGIT / June 19, 2020 at 6:26 pm

      Hi Barbara

      All done and uploaded.

      Hope you enjoy them 🙂


      • Barbara / June 19, 2020 at 6:48 pm

        Again so excited with everything you do… can’t wait to have our residents work on these, they will be so excited. Thanks Birgit you are truly the best. You always are ready to listen to our suggestions.

    • Louise Bruce / August 16, 2021 at 8:53 am

      Hi Birgit
      Any chance of getting some 106 bunting done please as we have a resident’s birthday coming up in October?
      Thank you for everything, including my recent request for the Uraguay cultural profile.

      • birgitmh / August 16, 2021 at 11:50 am

        Hi Louise

        No problem are you after any particular colour theme …. I was thinking black and gold.

        Take care and stay safe 🙂


      • birgitmh / August 20, 2021 at 3:24 pm

        All done now Louise 🙂

        • Louise Bruce / August 23, 2021 at 10:50 am

          Hi Birgitta
          Just saw your message now about colour scheme – I appreciate you doing the 3 different colours, they are lovely.

          • birgitmh / August 23, 2021 at 10:54 am

            Hi Louise

            You are very welcome 🙂

  3. Tanya Thompson / April 4, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    This is great i used it and they loved it thank you

  4. debra Gaiz / August 20, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I use a lot of your activities for the residents at my age care facility. Its so nice to have something a little different and interesting for them to participate in.
    May thanks

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