Unit 2.1

Festivals, Ceremonies and Celebrations: Celebrations and commemorative acts

Social Conventions and Behavior when Celebrating Birthdays

  • There are some social conventions and behaviour in celebrating birthdays.
    • The popular tradition of the English-speaking countries is to sing the song “Happy Birthday to You.”
    • Birthday bumps are another tradition in the UK. The person whose birthday it is, is taken by his or her arms and is bumped up into the air and down on the floor.
    • Birthday parties and giving presents are also social conventions.


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