Born on holiday – birthdays are fun, but not when you are born during the holiday season. In case your birthday lands during one of these months, you are practically the butt of all jokes from your friends and colleagues.
Birthdays are fun, but not when you are born during the holiday season.
In India, months from March to May and October-November are usually the vacation/holiday season.
In case your birthday lands during one of these months, you are practically the butt of all jokes from your friends and colleagues. To add insult to injury, all their mockeries are justified.
Let us walk you through the list of annoyances you face when you are born during the vacation/holiday season –
As mentioned, you become the butt of all jokes. Tell someone that you were born in the above mentioned months and be prepared to be laughed at. Though some may sympathise with you, the major portion of it is sarcasm.
Nonetheless, you are yourself aware that being born during these months is rather unfortunate, as it is the holiday season. When you want to celebrate it with your friends, you notice that they are enjoying far away from home, at their native place. There are birthdays when you feel lonelier than ever.
You may plan your birthday celebration or a treat for your close ones, but it will be all pointless. The possible attendees may change plans last minute because these are the times when major social events take place. Diwali, for instance, is one of the biggest celebrations. You cannot hold back people to celebrate your birthday with you when they can have fun lighting crackers.
You will, of course, receive gifts. If one of them is unnamed or comes without a tag, deciphering whether it is part of the festive celebration or your birthday becomes difficult. You just have to be contented without knowing the actual cause behind the gift. You can’t ask. You do not want to put people in that confusing position.
Obviously, if you are born during Diwali, you are bound to feel overshadowed by the festive celebrations. Looking at the celebrations around, you will realise that your birthday is not bigger than the festive season. You will definitely, failingly hope that you were born on some other day.
Where holidays and festive seasons last for a week or more, your birthday celebration ends in 24 hours. The thing that hurts you the most is not getting attention for that one day. A harsh fact, but indeed a true one.