Where is it celebrated?

It is celebrated worldwide.

Where does it originate?

It is thought that birthdays were first celebrated by Egyptian pharaohs. It wasn’t until the Romans started honoring the birthdays of non-nobility that the practice became more widespread. Over the centuries, traditions from various cultures have merged into how we celebrate today.


• Celebrating the person that was born by giving them gifts, throwing parties, having cake.
• Singing the “Happy Birthday to You” song
• Celebration types vary by region
• In some religions and cultures, certain years are celebrated with elaborate festivities, these include: bar mitzvah, sweet sixteen


Get updates on what’s happening here at RAL.

Curriculum Packets

Find the perfect story and the activities to match.