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Use the birthday calculator to find out how many hours, days, months and years you've been alive for and what day you were born on. Simply enter your date of birth into the calculator and click the 'calculate' button.
We also have a Chronological Age Calculator available. The birthday calculator will tell you which famous people share your birthday with you. Featured below is a short list of some of the famous people who have birthdays today, Tuesday 8th October. All information is provided by Famous Birthdays.
They traditionally celebrate with cake coated in green marzipan, and presents are wrapped in the colours of the Swedish flag: blue and gold. They have a huge love for their flag, and a miniature flagpole by your birthday cake or on your birthday cake is a must. They also make great fun with the Danish birthday song. The birthday boy or girl gets to choose which instruments the singers will pretend to play while singing!
Like air-guitar, except nearly a full band or orchestra.
For children in school, the birthday child will dance in front of the class while the others sing the Norwegian birthday song. The Finnish also celebrate Name Day, where a different name is assigned to each day of the year. The day that your name is assigned to, you get to celebrate! They have four big birthday milestones: 1st birthday, 7th, 18th for girls , and 21st for boys. Seventh birthdays are celebrated as the age which kids make the first steps towards adulthood. This is the age where kids are held more accountable for their actions and start primary school.
A birthday usually starts with a blessing at a temple, abundant prayers, and a mixture of rice and turmeric paste anointed on the forehead. Then the day's followed with more Western traditions such as the Happy Birthday song and cake cutting. Birthday celebrations are not very common in Bangladesh.
But when a baby is born, sweets are given out amongst family and friends to celebrate. They also hold a small celebration for the naming ceremony. In the Telugu-speaking region of Andhra Pradesh, girls will often decorate their hair for their birthday. Many South Indians follow the Malayalam calendar instead.
This system calculates their birthdays based on astrology. So many times, their birthdays aren't celebrated on their day of birth, but their astrological birthday. But most celebrations are like those in Western culture. In Egypt, some people celebrate the birth of the baby by dipping the child in the Nile river, a ceremony stemming from Pharaonic times. On the seventh day after birth, they hold a celebration called subu and celebrate with many flowers, fruit, and rituals for good luck.
Although Esperanto is an artificially-constructed language, it does have one birthday tie: an Esperanto holiday, Zamenhof's Birthday. Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof created Esperanto to be a universal second language and to promote internationalism. So, people who speak the language use his birthday as a good excuse to get together. There you have it!
Find the number one song on any day. Listen now or watch the music video. Featuring the top hits from all the charts. What was the #1 song the day you were born? Or what about the day you graduated? Find out the #1 song for any day since early all the way until !.
It always means a lot to be wished a Happy Birthday, but to hear it in your native tongue from a foreign friend is truly special. It shows you put thought and effort into it. So now you can in get some speaking practice with your friends worldwide. What are your favourite ways to wish someone a Happy Birthday? Do you have a favourite language to say it in? Share your thoughts in the comments!
And finally One of the best ways to learn a new language is with podcasts. Read more about how to use podcasts to learn a language. Happy Birthday to you! The gifts, the cake, the celebration… Birthdays are a joyful occasion, to be sure!
Benny Lewis Founder, Fluent in 3 Months. Fun-loving Irish guy, full-time globe trotter and international bestselling author. Benny believes the best approach to language learning is to speak from day one. There was an error submitting your subscription.