Saturday, November 23, 2013

A History of Birthdays

From the HuffPost:
The prevailing opinion seems to be that the Romans were the first civilization to celebrate birthdays for non-religious figures. Romans would celebrate birthdays for friends and families, while the government created public holidays to observe the birthdays of more famous citizens. Those celebrating a 50th birthday party would receive a special cake made of wheat flour, olive oil, honey and grated cheese. All of this said, female birthdays still weren't celebrated until around the 12th century. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

I would like to just let my birthday pass without mention....