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The strange history of birthdays

The idea that everyone should celebrate their birthday is, oddly enough, not very old in itself. It wasn’t until the 19th century—perhaps around 1860 or 1880—that middle-class Americans commonly did this, and it wasn’t until the early 20th century that birthday celebrations became a tradition. in all the countries. In fact, the song “Happy Birthday” …

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The strange story of birthdays

The idea that everyone should celebrate their birthday is, oddly enough, not very old in itself. It wasn’t until the 19th century—perhaps around 1860 or 1880—that middle-class Americans commonly did this, and it wasn’t until the early 20th century that birthday celebrations became a tradition. in all the countries. In fact, the song “Happy Birthday” …

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