The seven unspoken rules of birthdays

Adina's Musings

A birthday in the U.S. is a time for cake, presents, and subtlety telling people the day before that it’s your birthday tomorrow.

A birthday is only one day; the birthday celebrations can go much longer.

Do rules for birthdays exist? Is there a statute of limitations for how long you can celebrate it? What if a birthday falls near a major holiday?

My birthday is April 7, a date that falls during Passover about once every two years. During Passover, there are certain dietary restrictions that forbid cake, most ice cream, and basically any food you eat during a birthday. I don’t care much about my birthday, but if I did, I would probably wait to celebrate until after Passover ended.

Unwritten rules exist for when and how to celebrate birthdays in different situations. I’m writing them down.

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About laylawarner

Welcome, I am a highschool student at BHHS! I like playing sports and figuring out what im going to do in my future. My two passions are fastpitch and baking! I learned how to bake at a young age from my Great Grandma, who learned how to bake from her mom. :) Its my favorite thing to do on a rainy day because its so relaxing. I love delivering to clients and seeing thir faces. Its simply amazing.
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