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Short birthday stories about fathers and mothers, sisters and aunts, friends old and new.

Enjoy funny birthday poems and stories about turning forty years old.

Read memorable short stories about families as they celebrate birthday traditions all over the world.

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Funny Birthday Poems
and Short Birthday Stories

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Funny Birthday Journey Poem
It was the 2nd of October, 2004, and for the first time I was not with my family to celebrate my birthday. Til now, every year we had a grand birthday ...

Grandma's Funny Birthday Poem
My great grandmother lived to be 106 years old. We used to joke that she would outlive us all. I have many fond memories of her, but the funniest was ...

Funny Forgetful B'day Poem
An elderly aunt of mine had started to become forgetful. Her short term memory was quickly leaving her. We all saw it coming. Sometimes such a stage of ...

Sister's Funny B'day Poem
For my fourteenth birthday party I had three of my best girlfriends over for a sleepover party. My brother was allowed to have one friend over but they ...

40th Birthday Jokes,
Birthday Poems and Short Stories

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40th Birthday Doggy Joke
It was almost my husband John's 40th birthday, and he mused "These will be the Dog Days of my life." We both love animals and have two dogs, plus or minus ...

40th Birthday Comedy Joke
My best friend's 40th birthday was coming, and she was feeling down. She worried she was starting to show her age, when in fact she looked terrific. So ...

40th Birthday Treasure Hunt
My friend Cathy is a gregarious lady with a big heart. Her husband Rick is the serious type who spends little time thinking about himself. And their 8-year-old ...

40th Birthday Welcome Joke
My friend Patti was not expecting her 40th birthday to be anything special. Recently divorced with a son in college, a birthday on a weekday was just a ...

40th Birthday Poem
40 can be scary, it's a number that's quite big. You know you're getting older when you hear it from your kids! Let's have a quiet night you say, let's ...

Birthday Traditions Around The World

Alphabetical Listing

Africa | America | Asia | Australia | Canada | Central-South America

China | Egypt | England | Europe | France | Germany | India

Ireland | Japan | Mexico | Middle East | Russia | Scotland

African Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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South African Birthday Traditions
I am Zoleya, and I live in South Africa. At the age of 14, I got initiated into the community of the Zulu tribe. I was taught the traditions, beliefs...

Kenya Birthday Traditions And Initiation
I am from Kenya and going to write about my country's birthday customs. I celebrated my birthday on the day when I got initiated to my community...

Zimbabwe Shona Birthday Traditions
My family decided to take my aunt "home" to Africa for her 29th birthday, specifically Zimbabwe. We have been living in the U.S. for many generations,...

My Traditional Birthdays In Kenya
I grew up as a child in Kenya. To this day I remember being blessed with the most extraordinary birthday celebrations. They always included family and ...

Memories Of Ghana Birthday
Memories of birthdays in Ghana bring back a lot of emotion, to a simpler time with nothing but cheerful memories. Memories that have more to do with family...

American Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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"Face The Cake" Birthday Game
We have a tradition in our family that we call "face the cake." It is very silly. And yes, through the years many have faced the cake! Usually the cake ...

Texas-Size Birthday Bash
In my family, many of us share the same birthday month: August. My grandmother, cousin, grandfather, uncle, and I are all August babies. My father was ...

Birthday Flowers From A Special Father
Growing up, I seemed to latch onto memorable moments and never forget them. Birthdays are some of my most favored memories. Looking back, there is one ...

All Day Family Birthdays
My earliest memories of family gatherings revolve around birthdays. One of our family traditions is to get together to celebrate each others' birthdays....

Asian Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Birthday Traditions In Tibet
Tibetan children do not celebrate birthdays in the same manner as children in the West. Most Tibetan children grow up never having celebrated a birthday....

Laotian Birthday Traditions
I grew up in the small village of Ban Ban, Laos, not far from Vietnam. Birthdays and New Year are the two most important holidays. Birthdays are celebrated ...

Philippine Birthday Traditions
Birthdays are very special in our barrio, the Luzon Region of the Philippines. They are celebrated by the whole community, young and old, rich or poor....

Australian Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Aaron's Australian Birthday Barbeque
Hello, my name is Aaron. My ancestors are from Ireland, and I was born here in Sydney, Australia. Sometimes I go to Ireland to celebrate my birthday ...

Special Birthday Cereal, Australia
My parents were health food nuts, so when I was a child, the only breakfast cereals we were allowed to eat were low sugar, high fibre, healthy options....

Andrew's 11th Birthday In Sydney
This is when my son Andrew became 11. It was Sunday, Andrew was very excited because it was his birthday. We have prepared the house for guests...

Australian Birthday Surprise
A family tradition of ours, which sort of just happened is that for the person whose birthday it is, that day gets excused from any house shores and is served upon...

Canadian Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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White Birthday Roses in Canada
Birthdays are usually very simple in my family. One tradition to everyone in my family is that on the day of their birthday, they get to decide what will ...

Grandmother's Birthday In Canada
My grandmother was born in a small, rural town outside Toronto almost 65 years ago. She loves telling her children (all nine of us!) and grandchildren ...

My Birthday And Canadian Thanksgiving
Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on the second Monday in October, but because most people work on the Tuesday, Thanksgiving Dinner often takes ...

Canadian Family Birthday
My family's birthday traditions are quite simple but memorable. The Sunday of your birthday week, the entire family gets together for a big Sunday dinner...

Central-South American Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Nicaraguan Birthday Traditions
My family is from Nicaragua. Our birthdays are always fun to celebrate! The entire family gets together and we eat carne asada, white rice, a Nicaraguan ...

Puerto Rico Tropical Birthday Celebration
The magical memories I have from The Enchanted Island, better known as Puerto Rico, it is not different than any other. The celebration is done in the ...

Quincenera
In Latin America, maturing from girl to woman is a celebration. When a young lady turns 15 there is a big party to celebrate the blossoming of a girl into ...

Chinese Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Wai Po's Chinese Birthday
I grew up in the city of Guangzhou in China, before moving to London for business school. Birthdays were always a great celebration for my family. I remember ...

Uncle's Birthday In China
My uncle has been living in China for more than 10 years. I had never seen him, but one day he invited a member of our family for his 60th birthday celebration ...

Chinese First Birthday Tradition
On the first birthday party of my daughter Julie, I invited neighbors, relatives, and friends to the celebration. Her cake was a beautiful, pink-colored,...

Egyptian Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Egyptian Birthday Superstitions
My father and maternal grandfather are both from Egypt, and their traditions and customs influence every part of our lives. They greatly influence our ...

Birthday In Giza, Egypt
My husband tells me of his childhood growing up in Giza. He is the youngest of 3 boys and they were fairly poor. He is a muscian, playing the violin since ...

Sizzling Egyptian Birthday Party
One of my friend stays in Egypt with his family for the past seven years with his two year old kid. He is working for a construction company over there....

English Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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My Royal English Birthday
I was very lucky to enjoy a wonderful birthday tradition for the first eight years of my life. This was on account of the fact that I shared my birthday ...

My Chocolate English Birthdays
Birthdays in England were always a big event, where the entire family gathered around. I remember distinctly that my birthdays were full of sweets and ...

Sweet Birthday Traditions In England
Our family’s birthday traditions in England were always full of sweets and good cheer. My family prepared lots of food for the occasion: traditional Indian ...

Alex' Birthday Party In London
One of the great traditions of any birthday party or celebration in the UK is singing happy birthday. This is usually done in a restaurant, and the aim ...

European Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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A Greek Birthday Celebration
Part of my family is from the country of Greece in southern Europe. Every time a birthday rolls around, we have a huge get together and do traditional ...

Birthdays At The Arda River, Italy
It was about 25 years ago that I first traveled from Alseno, Italy to the waters of Arda. My grandfather Domenico first took me there on my birthday. He ...

Traditional Armenian Birthday Party
Hello, this is Sarkis Izmirlian. Let me tell you about my 23rd birthday in Armenia. I live in USA, but I often go to Armenia on special days. I celebrated ...

A Birthday In Crete, Greece
In Greece, we celebrate our own or our relatives' birthdays on our saint's name day instead of the date of our own birth. We are Greek Orthodox so we ...

French Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Jacque's Birthday Party In France
I vividly remember my birthday celebrations in France. I live in the capital, Paris, so the parties are sometimes very flashy. The best part of every party ...

Memere's Traditional French Birthday
For my Memere’s (grandmother) 90th birthday, our family decided to host a huge birthday fete. Traditionally in France, religious people celebrate their ...

My French Birthday Parties
I currently live in the US, but was born and grew up in France, just outside of Paris. Having celebrated many birthdays in both countries, I can give a ...

My 18th Birthday In France
Being 18 is pretty important, and when celebrated in France... You can vote, give your blood, feel independent, and it generally happens the year you're ...

German Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Rob's German Birthdays Growing Up
When I was a child growing up in Germany (Deutschland), birthdays were always filled with family and friends. A magical time filled with presents. The ...

Father's German Birthday Tradition
Every year on my father's birthday since as far back as I can remember, my mom would wake us up early in the morning, sometimes before the sun and have ...

Indian Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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My Memorable Indian Birthday Party
Birthday for me has always been special. A most coveted day, I would mark it in the calendar and wait eagerly for the Sun to rise. When I was a child...

Indian 'First Birthday' Traditions
I want to share one of the memorable occasions in my life, my son's first birthday ceremony. His celebration was very grand! We printed 300 birthday...

Gift Of Family, The Best Birthday Gift
I have lived in South India all my life so far in a little city called Mangalore, in the state of Karnataka. Being Catholic people, my grandmother always ...

Traditional Hindu Birthday Customs
We belong to Tamil Brahmin family, belonging to southern part of India. Birthdays, especially if it is first year birthday of a baby, it is a very grand ...

Extravagant 25th Birthday In India
Birthdays in India are a special occasion for the family. They are celebrated differently by different age groups. Small children's birthdays are celebrated ...

Indian Birthday In Chennai
In India, the birthdays of children from one to five years old are almost always celebrated. If the birthday child is an infant, he or she will receive ...

Traditional Malayali Birthdays
We are a close knit family consisting of my grandparents, parents, my brother and myself. We belong to the Nair community in Kerala, India, and I would ...

Simple But Lovely Indian Birthdays
My family’s birthday traditions in the rural part of northern India were always modest, but lovely in their simple details. When I was very young...

Esha's North indian Birthday
Being the first girl in my family after one hundred years , I must say that I have been pampered! My name is Esha, and I live in North India. My birthday ...

Birthday Traditions Mumbai, India
On a Hindu child's first birthday, we shave his head while being held by a special fire. According to the scriptures, removal of the hair cleanses the ...

Raj's Midnight Birthday Surprise
This is one of my personal experiences, about a friend's birthday celebration in Chennai, India. It was around 10 p.m. in the evening when I heard my door ...

Birthday Traditions Southern India
Birthdays are given importance in the culture of South Indian tradition. Unlike some countries that celebrate birthdays only once a year, here birthdays ...

Surprise Birthday Party In Sambalpur
It was my birthday, and none of my family members had wished me. I was very upset, so I thought of going to my friends house, thinking that she would...

A Remarkable Birthday In India
We celebrate the Birthday of each and everyone when their turn comes. Usually we buy cake, coloured candles, flowers and decorating items on the previous ...

Irish Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Eryn's Traditional Irish Birthday
My family is from a very Irish background. So for my 21st birthday, they decided to throw me a traditional Irish party. All of my relatives came down ...

Celtic Songs, Beer, And Symbols
My sister is married to an Irish man for 7 years already, and she celebrates her birthday parties at pubs in her village, some 30 kms from Dublin. I have ...

Rob's Irish Birthday Bash
Before we moved to Australia, I celebrated my 20th birthday in Ireland with family and friends. For this occasion, we did not prepare the house for a....

Japanese Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Yuta's Japanese Birthday Party
I am Yuta, and I want to pen down the special moments of my 21st birthday in Japan. The celebration was part traditional and part modern. This time, I ...

Japanese Birthday Culture, Domo
For my own culture we are very westernized, however, we still have retained some Japanese traditions to our birthday. For one, we celebrate our birthdays ...

Traditional Japanese Birthdays
In my culture which is Japanese, we celebrate all of our birthdays on the 1st of every January. This is the more ancient style of celebrating a birthday ...

Mexican Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Quince In Mexico Like No Other
Los quince años o Quinceañera (15th) birthday celebration in Mexico is the right of passage for a girl into womanhood. Think of it as the south of the ...

Quinceanera In Tijuana Mexico
Money was tight during my second year in high school. So imagine my happiness when my padrinos (godparents) helped pay for the party invitations, table ...

Mis Quince Birthday Celebration
Mexican families have many traditions, especially when it comes to birthdays. A big celebration that our Mexican family likes to honor is the becoming ...

Middle Eastern Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Birthday Surprise In Turkey
The year I was turning 18, I wasn’t sure if my parents would even hold me a birthday. Times had been very tough for my family that year. Although our...

Secret Birthday Traditions, Socotra Yemen
I was born on small island called Socotra which lies in the Indian ocean. It is a part of the Republic of Yemen. Life there remains unchanged as it has ...

My Big Iranian Birthday Celebration
I was born in the United States and am Iranian American. Even though my family moved from Iran to the United States after the revolution in 1979...

Ali's Iranian Birthday Traditions
Hello, I am Ali who currently lives in Australia! In Iran where I am from, birthdays are not usually celebrated as fancy as in Australia. We have a cake...

Russian Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Randolph's Russian 18th Birthday
These days, birthdays in Russia are much like they are in America. They weren’t always that way, I know, but the reason is more of the world is exposed ...

Grandmother's Russian Birthday Cake
Birthdays are a magical time for kids. Most enjoy opening up a stack of presents in bright wrapping paper with colorful ribbons and bows. Some love getting ...

Last Birthday In Moscow, Russia
Russians make a big to-do about birthdays, they can be fun but very exhausting. I remember in school, the teacher would always give me a little...

Russian Party Dawn To Dawn
My best friend is Russian, and I have attended several of her birthdays there. I enjoyed them extremely. Birthday parties in Russia are often celebrated ...

Scottish Birthday Stories
and Birthday Poems

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Typical Birthday For A Boy From Glasgow
The one day a year I always looked forward to was my birthday as a boy in Glasgow. Growing up with 3 brothers and 2 sisters it was always hard to get...

Kritikos Scottish Birthday Party
In Lanark, Scotland I always looked forward to my birthdays. I just knew that when my birthday rolled around, I was in for the biggest party of the year...


 
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