Why do we celebrate birthdays?

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asked Nov 22, 2020 in Holidays by Jwendises (390 points)
Why do we celebrate birthdays?

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answered Nov 22, 2020 by Gangwhere (1,140 points)
We celebrate birthdays because the person who has a birthday has made it through another year alive.

I don't really see the point in celebrating birthdays now that I'm an adult and I used to actually hate that my parents would make such a big deal and have a big birthday party for me as a kid.

I liked the presents for my birthday but hated celebrating it then as well.

All I wanted to do is be left alone during my birthday.

We are celebrating that we are getting another year old and another year closer to our graves.

I think it should actually be called an anniversary of the day we were born because our birthday is the day we were born.

We cannot really have another birthday.

I always call birthdays an anniversary which is really what it is.

Most adults don't really care to celebrate their birthdays although some do.
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answered Nov 23, 2020 by Kaptainkanda (7,300 points)
It's to celebrate another year of the persons life.

I hate birthday parties myself and no longer longer celebrate them anymore now as an adult.

I used to love the birthday parties as a kid but now I hate getting older and see no reason to celebrate that I'm one more year closer to dying.

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