Birthday is a day that is given name of the date on which a person born. Birthdays are a global tradition for people to celebrate this specific day in different ways. Cutting of cake and gift giving are most common traditions of the day.
Birthday: A Brief History
Birthday traced far back in the 1st century AD!
Claudia Severa, wife of Roman commander Aelius Brocchus, was the first one who sent out the documented birthday invitation sometime during 100 AD.
History revealed as the Vindolanda Tablets, these carbon-based ink slabs were made out of fragmented wooden leaf. It served as an ancient antecedent to what we now refer to as “save the date” reminders!
The following quotation has been allocated by the British Museum Press, and reports the translated facts of Severa’s celebratory event:
Claudia Severa to her [sister] Lepidina, greetings. On the third day before the Ides of September, sister, for the day of the celebration of my birthday, I give you a warm invitation to make sure that you come to us, to make the day more enjoyable for me by your arrival. Give my greetings to your Cerealis. My Aelius and my little son send their greetings. I shall expect you, sister. Farewell, sister, my dearest soul, as I hope to prosper, and hail.
Interesting Facts about Birthday
Birthday Cake History
Most people like cake and lots of us must have questioned that from where actually Birthday Cakes have come into picture? The history told that the cake came from ancient Greeks. The motive was fairly simple. They made a beautiful round shaped cake with candles and offered Artemis, the Moon Goddess, to satisfy her.
It is believed that the first birthday cake was originated in Germany in the 1400’s. Earlier than that time cakes were used for the celebration of weddings.
It is supposed that a candle drives an individual’s prayer to the almighty. Hence, many wish before a blowing candle to let the almighty know about their desires. The candle, placed on a birthday cake in Germany was a symbolic representation of light of life.
Birthday Wishes for Friends
Friends are an important and vital part of a life. They are the one who always stay with you in good and bad time. Let select some catchy Birthday Wishes for Friends on their birthday and wish them.
Happy Birthday Wishes for a Good Friend
Birthday Wishes for a Special Friend
Birthday Wishes for a Dear Friend
Happy Birthday Wishes for Friend
Birthday Wishes for a Friend
Get some interesting facts about your birth date.
See also New Year Wishes to wish your friends and relatives.