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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pobrecita. lol

In addition to not getting a birthday cake, you also don’t get full attention from everyone.

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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.

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“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.

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*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.

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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.


Yessssss ??

And since it’s the holidays, you can pretend that everyone in the world is celebrating your existence.

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Now that’s the *real* holiday.


READ: The Exhausting Process Of Making Tamales For The Holidays Broken Down In GIFs


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Meet The Trailblazing Latinos That Made It Onto The Forbes '30 Under 30' List

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Meet The Trailblazing Latinos That Made It Onto The Forbes ’30 Under 30′ List

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Forbes just released its “30 Under 30” list, which highlights 600 young people across 20 industries who are already making an impact in their respective fields. From music and entertainment to law and tech, the Forbes list features an impressive collection of innovators, including several Latinos, proving that you don’t have to be an abuelo to be influential. Here are some of the standouts:

Makeup artist Manuel Gutierrez, a beauty influencer with a large following on social media, made it onto two lists: “Celebrities” and “Art & Style.”

Gutierrez, who goes by Manny Mua on social media, took to Instagram to announce his excitement at being included on the list: “I can’t even breathe! This is so nuts! Such an honor!” Gutierrez is clearly both talented and humble.

After an amazing couple of years, Brazilian MMA fighter Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes made it to the “Sports” list.

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After defeating UFC champion Ronda Rousey in under a minute — 48 seconds to be exact — late last year, Nunes established herself as a force to be reckoned with in MMA. Nunes, who is undefeated in her last six bouts, is also MMA’s first openly gay champion.

On the “Hollywood and Entertainment” list is Juan Pablo Martinez Zurita.

Zurita is a social media influencer from Mexico — he has nearly 31 million followers — has gone from making comedy videos to using his voice for humanitarian efforts. And he’s only just getting started. At 21, he’s one of the youngest on the list and has been making digital content for the last four years. He’s also a model and has his own clothing line. Busy boy, huh?

In “Education,” Jonathan García is following in his parents’ footsteps, helping others reach for their dreams.

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The son of undocumented Mexican immigrants, García has led efforts to raise over twenty-one million dollars from private investors to help students reach their educational dreams in San Francisco. He now leads similar efforts for Portland’s public school system.

Brooklyn-based rapper Young M.A. made it to the “Music” list after releasing the triple-platinum hit “OOOUU.”

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After releasing an EP titled “Herstory,” she’s looking to drop her debut album, “Herstory In the Making,” in 2018. In an industry dominated by tough guys, M.A. proves she can thug as hard as any of them. Her raw style screams New York and her lyrics will make any grandma blush. But she pushes the envelope by moving into rap territory and topics normally utilized by men.

Rounding out the music list is Cardi B, rap queen of 2017.

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Her song “Bodak Yellow” topped the Billboard charts at number one and set the record for weeks atop the list by a solo female rap artist. The only time another solo female rap artist topped the list was Lauryn Hill, some 20 years prior. Cardi B’s unapologetic style, music, and persona show that she’s here to stay and doesn’t give a shit what anyone has to say about her.

Mexican boxing sensation Canelo Alvarez made it to the “Sports” list. As a three-time champion, it’s no surprise.

Canelo’s only loss came at the hands of Floyd Mayweather, who is currently retired. After his blockbuster bout with Gennady Golovkin, Canelo is poised to become the most important fighter in boxing.

Houston Astros player Jose Altuve may not be the biggest guy on the baseball field, but he’s definitely got a huge heart.

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Altuve was an essential part of the team that won the 2017 World Series trophy for Houston. After nearly being eliminated by the New York Yankees, Altuve and the Astros bounced back and won the first championship Houston has ever seen.

What Latinos would you have chosen for this 30 under 30 list? Do you feel like anyone was left? Mention them in the comments below.


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