History of Birthday Parties
In the beginning, it was royalty that first celebrated
birthdays. Having a party was a way to ward off the evil spirits,
since one is surrounded by family and friends in a celebration of life.
These evils spirits were thought to be more active on the day of ones
birth. A celebration or gathering became a protection from harm.
Giving gifts brought even more good cheer. Later in Germany,
children were included in the birthday parties. And so began birthday