What the survey says about birthdays!

Ok, growing up one of my favorite shows to watch when my parents left me unattended was Family Feud. Yep, I have just admitted that publicly for the world to see.

Birthday Fun Fact

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Now, as an adult, I still love to learn what a good “survey says.” So imagine my delight to discover that someone did a survey to discover what would be the happiest day to have a birthday!

Turns out that in the UK it’s June 20. The Mirror tells us this is because it is the day with the most daylight.

Apparently, of the 2,000 people surveyed, those who had birthdays in June were the happiest with the month of their celebrations. While August celebrants came in a close second in terms of satisfaction with their birthday month.

November birthday celebrants were least likely to be content with their lot. The Mirror further reported: “The bleakest day for a November birthday was revealed as the 10th, with the highest number of people (54 per cent) of respondents claiming that they weren’t happy with the day.”

To me these results go against all common wisdom about birthdays! Those who have summer birthdays never got to celebrate in school and have to deal with friends and family summer vacations when trying to set up a party.

Or what about the difficulties suffered by the December and January babies who have to compete with holidays and the malaise that follows the crush of December gift-giving and fetes?

I’m going to argue these results are skewed due to a small sample size, being offered only to Britons, and somehow influenced by the survey sponsor being Mars Bar Cakes. In the meantime, I will continue with my wholehearted belief that October 6 remains the very best day for a birthday. Come on fellow Libra — who is with me?


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