This morning I was thinking about what would be the best day or time of the year to have a birthday and what would be the worst? When is your birthday and do you think it falls at a good time or not (not that you can do anything about it!)?
I think probably the worst day to have your birthday fall on would be Christmas day, simply because most people would probably give you a combination Christmas/birthday instead of giving you separate gifts for each occasion, if you wanted to go out to eat on that day, a lot of places would be closed, although you would get the day off from work or if you're in school, your birthday would fall during the winter break so that would be cool.
One of the best days to have your birthday fall on, in my opinion, would be Independence Day. You'd get the day off from work and get to have a firework display for your birthday every year. My nephew's birthday is July 3rd and I've always thought he's pretty lucky to have his birthday then! He might not always get the day of his birthday off but he'll at least get the following day.
My birthday is January 10th and it has it's pros and cons. I like that it's sandwiched between two holidays (New Year's and Martin Luther King Day) so I get a day off about a week before my birthday and then another one about a week. I don't get fireworks on my birthday but I do get them pretty close to it.
I don't like that it's so close to Christmas that I get a lot of combination gifts and I particularly don't like that January is such a dreary month. We've had some December's here in Florida that are still mild and sunny but by January, right on time for my birthday, it usually turns bitterly cold and rainy. I would love it if my birthday fell during a warmer month so I could enjoy going outside, either to the beach or to have a BBQ, for my day.
October is my favorite month. Halloween, my favorite holiday, is then, that's usually about when we the fair comes to town, and I love the pretty colors of the autumn leaves. I wouldn't mind having my birthday in October, except that I don't think we get any days off from work then.