The incredible birthday celebration of Dagmawit Tsehaye

A birthday is the symbolic or literal anniversary of a person’s or institution’s birth. People’s birthdays are commemorated in a variety of cultures with birthday gifts, cards, a celebration, or a rite of passage.

Many religions have particular festivals to commemorate the birth of their founders or religious figures (e.g., Christmas, Mawlid, Buddha’s Birthday, and Krishna Janmashtami).

There is a contrast between a birthday and a birthdate: the former occurs every year (e.g. January 15), but the latter is the precise date a person was born (except on February 29). (e.g. January 15, 2001).

In most legal systems, a person becomes an adult on a given birthdate (typically between the ages of 12 and 21), and hitting certain age milestones provides specific rights and duties. At certain ages, a person may be eligible to leave full-time education, be subject to military conscription or enlist in the military, consent to sexual intercourse, marry with parental consent, marry without parental consent, vote, run for elected office, legally purchase (or consume) alcohol and tobacco products, purchase lottery tickets, or obtain a driver’s license.

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