Have you ever heard of people celebrating a Birthday Month?
I can’t remember when or where I first heard the term, but it got stuck in my brain, and for the last two years I’ve jokingly referred to February as my Birthday Month.
After doing a little research, I found there isn’t a lot out there to either support or refute the idea … so it’s every girl for themselves I say!
I did however, have a bit of a chuckle over the definitions at The Urban Dictionary (a crowdsourced online dictionary of slang words and phrases that was founded in 1999 as a parody of Dictionary.com and Vocabulary.com by then-college freshman Aaron Peckham ~ Wikipedia), which said:
- Due to scheduling conflicts and belated responses, when gifts continue to be given in recognition of ones birthday over a lengthy period of time, sometimes as much as a month or more. A really great occurrence that stretches ones birthday perks out indefinitely.
- Its your Birthday month till the day of your Birthday, after that your birthday month is over.
- Exactly a month till your birthday: November 6 is the first day of birthday month for people with a birthday on December 6, etc.
- When one is in the state known as the birthday month. Any month that your birthday is in, and you party or do cool sh** for the entire month as much as is physically possible.
To address #1, I did start receiving gifts in January (no complaints.) I tend to like #2, although someone with a birthday on the 1st of the month may not! #3 might work, but it’s not my favourite (too confusing) and #4 is spot on :)
I would like to add my own point:
#5. Everyone must wish the birthday person “Happy Birthday” as early as possible on the exact day of their birthday. There will be no excuses, or forgiveness, for late birthday wishes. Ever. *
*oh, and that has never happened, but the hubs and I nervously start wishing each other Happy Birthday about 3 days in advance ;)
If it’s your birthday this month, Happy Birthday Month!
If not, Happy Valentines Month!!