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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