There are so many different countries in the world. Do you even realize how people of respective countries celebrate their birthdays! Some traditions are quite similar in many parts of the world; birthday candles which carry wishes up to God, birthday games.
Celebrating a birthday with cake and candles has certainly caught on in other parts of the world, but many cultures have long-standing traditional ways to celebrate the birthday, Here is some list around the Globe How people celebrate their Birthday.
The birthday child receives a pull on the earlobe for each year they have been alive. The birthday person also gives the slice of cake to his/her most special friend or relative, usually mom or dad. At the age of 15, the girl dances the waltz with her father and grandfather. She dances with a total of 15 partners each symbolizing a year of her life.
Children wear entirely new clothes to mark the occasion. Specific birthdays are very important than other these are celebrated with a visit to the local shrine. Sometimes Parents organize a more or less small gathering, a cake, bills are covered by the guests, in order to let the person, whose birthday it is, to enjoy the day without worrying about money.
Coloured dress and chocolates. At school, the birthday child wears a coloured dress and distributes chocolates to the entire class, with the help of the trusted friend. Parents organize some little party for friends and neighbor.
There is a big family party on the first birthday. The tables are set with food, and four items- a pencil, a ruler, thread, and money. The baby chooses one item to forecast the future; an excellent student, artistic accretive long life or riches.
Flying Flags on the cake. A flag is flown outside a window to designate that someone who lives in that house is having he/ she a birthday. presents are placed around the child’s bed while he/she sleeping so that he/she will see that immediately upon awakening.
Presentation of a key at the age of 21. On the 21st birthday, a key made of anything from paper to aluminum foil to silver to gold is presented by the parents as a sign that the child is ready to unlock the door of their future.
So, these are the Birthday Traditions from Around the World some are quite interesting and some as same as we celebrate our birthday.