The birthday is the most joyous occasion of your life since it celebrates the event that brought you unto the earth. Birthday celebrations are a norm all over the World and throwing a party is common. People subscribing to all caste and creed celebrate this event with gusto. The manner of celebration may differ but the cause remains the same.
For the wealthy this could be a gala affair while the rest celebrate in simplicity. The birthday parties are celebrated in exclusive catering halls by the rich. They can afford the expense of rentals, food service and décor etc. Many prefer to celebrate birthday in a private party location which is mostly one's house. If the number of invitees is more the food service from caterer is called for. Theme based celebrations are common among those who can afford them. Here the celebrations are theme based in manner of a romatic story or in fairy tale settings.
The way of celebrating one's birth anniversary varies from one to another. But in recent times celebrations have become a vogue and most of the communities have come to accept it. Cake cutting has become universal buy many simply share sweets on this joyous occasion. The decor should suit the age hence for birthday of young children lot of fresh flowers and balloons used. Flower decoration suites the young most. Children prefer sweets, pastries and cake to be distributed among the invitees.
Birthday parties of young girls and boys are more commonly celebrated. Fewer adults celebrate this occasion. The centre piece of attraction in all birthday events especially that of very young people are the cakes, candles, assorted cookies and sweets. Giving a birthday gift is a widespread practice. For the young birthday gifts or presents are enthralling. On many instances the host presents gifts to the invitees. This practice is called return gifts.
Some rich and famous people throw an extravaganza in luxurious outdoor locations. These can be very expensive parties and are usually the talk of the town. The rich can show off their wealth and power in this manner. Instead of receiving gifts some philanthropists encourage charity and donate large sums of money to the poor and needy.
Birthdays of famous people like Mahatma Gandhi are often declared as National Holidays. Birth of religious heads and prophets are celebrated as ceremonious religious function by the followers of that community. Christmas is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Christ.