Birthday traditions!


I hate my birthday. I am not entirely sure since when but it has been the case since forever now. Obviously, when I was a kid all the shenanigans and parties were done for most of my birthdays. The reason that I have come to understand for me hating birthdays is the constant attention on me on that day. I hate being the centre of a crowd’s attention. Even the thought of cutting a cake with everyone staring at me is giving me anxiety. Not my cup of tea!!! I love celebrating birthdays of my loved ones and pamper them to bits. I try to make all of my friends and family feel loved on their birthday. While I don’t mind the pampering on myself either, I hate the attention that comes with it. Just send me gifts, don’t wish me or ask me to cut the cake πŸ˜‚. My birthday tradition is either me having a normal work day or me taking a vacation. There is no in between. Taking this further, my partner celebrates his birthday next month and if it is not clear yet how exactly opposite we are, here is another proof. Below is him sharing about his birthday tradition.

Who doesn’t like their birthday (ME, DUH!). Gifts, parties, special treatment and what not. You just can get away with anything on that day. I still have fond memories of my birthday parties when I was a child (thanks to all those photographs). My parents used to call all my school and society friends for a house party where we would have games, music and food. Also, the most important part, GIFTS, lots and lots of them. That was also the day you wouldn’t wana miss school. You were allowed to wear your casual dress instead of the uniform and get some amount of special treatment no matter how mischievous a student you were. Distributing chocolates among your classmates and teachers in their staff room and getting to be out of the class for just 10mins for the same was some feeling.

As I grew up celebrations changed. I still remember the first time I went out with 3 of my society friends for dinner. And since I started earning its mostly celebrated partying out with friends. However, one thing has always remained constant. I have always cut a cake at home along with my parents on my birthdays. Something that my mom always ensures and has become a habit for me as well.

Hmmm, so that’s us sharing our birthday traditions, what is yours?

44 thoughts on “Birthday traditions!

      • Absolutely not. I just hate being the centre of attention in a group. I am really good with one on one meets or being in a group where the attention is kinda spread out, i am not sure if you understand what am saying?

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      • Yes ma’am. I do. You’re good as long as you aren’t the center of attention. I’m kind of the same. I’m not a Type A personality! One on one and especially if the person understands me is best.

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  1. “Just send me gifts,”. 🀣🀣🀣🀣. I am much like you, as I don’t wish for the attention on my birthday but I love showing my loved ones with attention when it’s their birthdays. I think You are very funny as you don’t want the birthdays but just send me the gifts. Lol. If you haven’t informed friends and family of your wishes then it’s time to do so. But if you don’t inform them then you must graciously accept their attention so they can shower you with their love.

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  2. Haha πŸ˜„ I am much like your partner in this one…. like all the 364 days of year, I am like “did I camouflaged properly πŸ€” can people still see me…πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ but on my birthday, the inner diva just burst out of me and I am like this whole freaking day I am gonna feed on attention or I will die πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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  3. My birthday is in August so I spend it in the water either at the neighborhood pool or at a beach. Sometimes family and friends join me but a few times I have gone alone because it is my birthday and I get to do what I want!

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  4. It’s first time someone having same point of view like me about their birthday πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚
    I just felt smiling by reading your awesome post
    I also hate celebrating my birthday and I think it’s just the worst day of year for me because unwanted attention is given to us and generally ignored when we really need some one πŸ˜…

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    • Oh wow. Even I am surprised, Aparna!! Not many people feel the way we do so I am glad to have a comrade 😊. Yes, such a valid point that people ignore us when we might need them but on birthdays we have unnecessary attention. Spot on!

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      • πŸ˜… For me too it was a surprise πŸ˜‰
        But I love wishing my loved ones on their b’day πŸ˜‚
        Hope some day πŸ˜…
        They also remember my b’day and me the same way I do πŸ˜‚πŸ˜


    • Oh no!!! Hahahah but I can see why, I have not come across many people who hate their birthdays πŸ˜‚ I’d love the pampering from afar. Don’t meet me yaar, not together anyway. One on one celebration is great!!!

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  5. My birthday consists of a normal day, pretty boring really, this year i started my blog pretty much on the same day, 5 days later i started on wordpress, so my blogiversary is 5 days after my birthday and will be 1 year old on the 7th of February haha

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