A little light reading to relieve Thursday stress

This is the time of year when, at least in my house, all the birthdays start to happen, and it lasts through the summer.

Recently I was thinking about birthdays, why we celebrate them, and when exactly that started. After a little research, I discovered that the earliest proposal for what is a modern day “birthday party” was made way back in the 1600’s. Here’s how it happened.

Author: Doug Powers

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