If You Share Your Birthday With A Holiday, You Know These Struggles Too Well
As much as everyone looks forward to the holidays because it’s all about food, family and fun, it’s not all that great if your birthday happens to fall within the season. This is why.
If your birthday falls between late November and December, chances are you’ll be forgotten because everyone is focused on the holidays.
No one will be singing “Las Mañanitas” for you, but everyone will damn sure be singing “Jingle Bell Rock.” ?
It’s also almost impossible to make b-day plans with your friends because most of them are busy with their families.
This is a problem one of my best friends has, so she always has to make her birthday plans the weekend before or after Thanksgiving.
And if your birthday falls on Thanksgiving, you never get an actual birthday cake.
As a way to kill two birds with one stone, your birthday cake is *always* a pie. Most likely, pumpkin pie.
Or you get pan de rosca.
In addition to not getting a birthday cake, you also don’t get full attention from everyone.
Chances of being the center of attention are slim since the holidays are about everyone in the family.
If your birthday falls on Christmas, you usually only get one gift instead of two.
“This is your birthday AND Christmas gift.” This makes you jealous of the people that are born literally any other time of year.
Even if you do get a separate b-day gift, it’s probably not going to be a deluxe gift since people are broke from buying Christmas presents for everyone else.
*pretending to be happy I got socks for my b-day for the third year in a row*
Presents are even worse, or nonexistent, if your birthday falls on New Years since everyone’s wallets are empty after all that Christmas shopping.
You’ll be lucky if you get a gift at all.
But on the plus side, having your birthday on the same day as a holiday means getting to have a mini-vacation for yourself.
Love the fact that my birthday lands on Labor Day on Mondays. It's great not having school because it's a holiday.
— Crystal Carreon? (@CrystalAndrea6) September 2, 2017
And since it’s the holidays, you can pretend that everyone in the world is celebrating your existence.
Now that’s the *real* holiday.