December babies are the most unhappy about their birthdays
December babies are the most unhappy about their birthdays

16 December is the worst date for a birthday, research finds

Almost a third of December babies claim their birthday gets overlooked

Rose Troup Buchanan
Monday 14 December 2015 13:55
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Bad luck if you were born on 16th December: research has found it is the worst birthday of the year.

The cold – and if you live in Britain, wet – weather, combined with the excitement leading up to Christmas means most people think 16th December is an awful time to celebrate.

As if that was not bad enough, studies by Interflora also found 27 per cent of people receive their birthday presents wrapped in Christmas paper.

There’s a good chance well-meaning relatives and friends will give you one present instead of a separate gift for each event. And, as you get older, you realise organising a birthday party is near impossible as everyone flits to too many Christmas parties for their livers to realistically handle.

Almost a third of December babies claim their birthday gets overlooked, with January and November children also miserable about their birthday date.

In contrast the best birthday date is thought to be 28th July, as the height of summer and reliability of good weather all contributes to a feel-good experience.

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