Adults usually attended birthday celebrations before that. The first people to formally observe children’s birthdays were the Germans, who coined the term “kinderfeste” or children’s festivities. Today, whether it be a party or simply a simple family dinner out, it’s hard to imagine letting a child’s birthday pass without a celebration. It is now important to celebrate special birthday milestones when a child turns one, seven, sixteen, eighteen, and twenty-one because the habit has become somewhat ingrained in Filipino culture.
According to the results of a Lithuanian study that was cited in the same Psychology Today article, when 309 medical students were asked how they felt on their birthdays, they said that they “tend to feel better and more appreciated on the day of their birthday.” Indeed, birthdays are significant, parents. Even though we don’t often consider their importance, celebrating a child’s birthday can benefit him as he gets older. Birthdays are viewed by kids, especially toddlers, as an annual occasion that signifies a quick change in the passage of time.
Birthday parties are just events that mark their development and growth, keeping them competitive with their peers. One’s self-esteem may increase at a party. It’s easy to feel good about yourself when everyone you care about takes the effort to participate in your celebration. And a child’s birthday does that. When your friends and family gather together to honour you, it’s easy to realise that you matter to a community in addition to your family. When the grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and the rest of the family gather around the table to see a child blow out their birthday candles, they provide a sense of security.