Birthday Fun Facts

A recent survey suggests that more people are born on October 5 in the United States than any other day. October 5 holds a
not-so-surprising significance, as conception would have fallen on New Year's Eve. ;-)

The least common birth date in the U.S. is May 22nd.The oldest living person on record was Jeanne Louise Calment. One of her quotes was:"I only have one wrinkle and I'm sitting on it!" LOL! Gotta love this woman. She did manage to die in 1997. Read her story
here:Oldest Person in the World

The White House will send your newborn a birthday card.Send the following information: Baby's name, address, and birth date to: White House Greetings Office, Room 39, Washington, DC 20500 Or Fax Your Request To:202-395-1232

The White House will also send a birthday greeting to any U.S. citizen 80 years or older.You must submit your request 4 to 6 weeks in advance. Include the name, age, birth date and complete address of the recipient

and the telephone number of the person making the request. Mail Requests To:
White House Greeting OfficerOEOB, Room 39Washington, DC 20500Or Fax Your Request To:202-395-1232

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In England, when you reach 80, 90 or 100 years of age, you receive a telegram from the Queen.
In Japan, usually only the birthdays of 60, 70, 79, 88, and 99 rate gifts. Also, gifts consisting of less than ten items in a set should be given in odd numbers (tea cups are sold in sets of five). Avoid the numbers 4 and 9 in general. White gift wrap
is associated with death (so is four of something).
Germans take birthdays seriously, sometimes receiving a half-day of vacation. Flowers and wine are common gifts among friends.

In China, small birthday gifts are given by family and friends. Age 30 is considered becoming an adult (there's quite a celebration).

For men, age 60 is usually combined with retirement (for those doing physical labor). Don't give clocks as gifts (the Mandarin word for clock is similar to one for death). Avoid wrapping the gift using white, black or blue colors.

The French and Italian celebrate Name Days more so than birthdays.

In India, black and white gift wrapping is considered unlucky.

In the Islamic world, green is a good color to use for wrapping.

In Korea, the two most important birthdays are the 100th day and the 60th year.


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