Why Do We Celebrate Birthdays?

A brief overview of the popular celebration

A poster advertising FDR’s birthday. (Public domain)

BBirthdays are big business in modern society. Everyone has one and they are celebrated religiously from the very first to the last. This wasn’t always the case. In fact, celebrating each and every birthday with food, gifts, and fellowship is a relatively recent development in human social society.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store