Research indicates that some are unluckier than others when it comes to the day that they celebrate their birthday…

Whether you love birthdays or hate them, everyone’s got one and at some point, you’ll no doubt be faced with the joy of public embarrassment as your family and friends sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you. Even though we all have a birthday, new research shows that some of us are born on a better day of the year than others…

Blame The Seasons

Weather played a significant role in determining which dates are ideal to celebrate your birthday according to research by Interflora, so with the study carried out in the Northern Hemisphere, you can take some of the findings with a pinch of salt.

16 December was found to be the worst day of the year to celebrate a birthday, in part due to the wintery weather much of the world experiences, but also in part due to the proximity to Christmas – combined presents anyone? There’s also the issue of friends and family being away over the holidays meaning you are likely to see a lot of guests press ‘unable to attend’ if you plan to hold a party. It seems that those born on the 16th are not alone, with over 30% of people born in December admitting that their birthday often gets overlooked in favour of the festive season. While December is one of the better months in Australia when it comes to weather, the chance of your birthday being on the same day as a Christmas party is still pretty high…

All About Timing

As for the best day to celebrate your birthday? In the Northern Hemisphere at least, July 28 was found to be the ideal date due to its distance from all other celebrations and holidays. July can be an unpredictable month when it comes to weather in the Southern Hemisphere, but we have to admit that those born in the middle of the year have a distinct advantage when it comes to receiving gifts – no chance of a Boxing Day sale bargain or recycled Christmas gift!

We’d be really interested to see whether the same study carried out in Australia would have completely different results, but regardless, you can’t change your birthday. If you’re born in December, it’s probably best to embrace the Christmas music and make the most of the festive mood!

What do you think are the best and worst days to be born in Australia? Let us know in the comments!

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  • i think sep/oct in sydney would be a good time to be born. perfect weather – no school dropping issues.


  • I think any day that shares with a holiday loses its special feeling but Xmas new years and boxing day seem to be the worst


  • I’m on Valentine’s Day and I hate the fact that everything costs so much more.
    It’s not even a real day to celebrate, I always tell my husband not to buy me anything or go out until after my birthday.


  • I would think February 29 and Christmas Day birthdays would be the worst. I’m a Halloween baby and I love it!


  • My birthdays are usually spent with family. But I can be the one cooking :) For this reason going out to dinner is preferable for me.


  • My birthday occasionally falls on Mothers Day.


  • Not mine but I know a family that the Grandma and grandchildren have 3 birthdays on 3 days straight. In an earlier generation there is also other person with the same date as the Grandma.
    4 birthdays and 3 days following each other is overwhelming for them and other family members. I know a family where it is wedding anniversary and birthdays of their 2 sons (each event a few years apart) on the same date. In the following generation there was one only a few days different in date.


  • Amazingly I have 2 cousins with birthdays on 29th February, 2 on Christmas day and one on 31st December. Over the years there have been a lot of whinge sessions.


  • I’m a December baby and it kind of sucks.
    But i would have thought any where from Xmas day through to Australia Day (in the Southern Hemisphere) would be the worst day As everyone is away on holiday and not around to celebrate


  • I was born in March as was my youngest son, my brother and his wife, my nanna and a family friend. To top it off they are all in the first two weeks of March.


  • I would have thought that February 29 was the unluckiest day to have a birthday, as it only comes around once every four years. My birthday is December 25 and I’ve always loved it.


  • My birthday is right before Christmas – literally days just before it. It sucked as a kid growing up. I never had any friends around because they were all on holidays. Everyone was too busy getting ready for Xmas. I always got combined birthday and Xmas presents. I also have other friends with late December birthdays in a similar boat. I think December birthdays are the worst!!!!


  • I haven’t celebrated my birthday in years hate it


  • My birthday is today – 13 June — and I love that it is smack bang in the middle of the year. Half way between Christmas. I think it’s ideal. I’d hate to be close to either side of Christmas. I’ve seen it with family and friends and feel sad for them that there’s all their celebrations nearly in one.


  • Mine is early Jan and I love it! Although when I was a child I did only have one friend show up to my party one year…


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