Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Happy Birthday



birth·day [burth-dey] –noun
1. the anniversary of a birth.
2. the day of a person's birth.
3. a day marking or commemorating the origin, founding, or beginning of something.
4. the festivities or celebration marking such a day or anniversary.

[Origin: 1350–1400; ME; see birth, day]

The observance of birth-days was common in early times (Job 1:4, 13, 18). They were specially celebrated in the land of Egypt (Gen. 40:20). There is no recorded instance in Scripture of the celebration of birth-days among the Jews. On the occasion of Herod's birth-day John the Baptist was beheaded (Matt. 14:6).

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Happy Birthday in other languages:

Afrikaans Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag!
Albanian Urime ditelindjen!
Brazil Parabens a voce! or Parabens e muitas
Czech Vsechno nejlepsi k Tvym narozeninam!!
Dutch Hartelijk gefeliciteerd! or Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!
Estonian Palju onne sunnipaevaks!
Finnish Hyvaa syntymapaivaa!
French (Canada) Bonne Fete!
French Joyeux Anniversaire!
Gaelic (Irish) Lá breithe mhaith agat!
Gaelic (Scottish) Co` latha breith sona dhuibh!
German Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
Greek Eytyxismena Genethlia! or Chronia Pola!
Greenlandic Inuuinni pilluarit!
Hawaiian Hau`oli la hanau!
Hebrew Yom Huledet Same'ach!
Italian Buon compleanno
Japanese otanjōbi omedetō gozaimasu
Maori Kia huritau ki a koe!
Navajo bil hoozho bi'dizhchi-neeji' 'aneilkaah!
Norwegian Gratulerer med dagen!
Polish Wszystkiego Najlepszego!
Portuguese Feliz Aniversario! or Parabens!
Spanish Feliz Cumpleaños!
Swedish Grattis pa fodelsedagen!
Thai Suk San Wan Keut!
Turkish Dogum gunun kutlu olsun!
Ukrainian Mnohiya lita! or Z dnem narodjennia!
Welsh Penblwydd Hapus i Chi!


Source: 123Birthday-cards

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People Born on This Day:

Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer
Thomas Moore, English Poet
Channing Pollock, American playwright
Knute Rockne, American football player and coach
Bjarne Brustad, Norwegian violinist
Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman
Alan Sillitoe, English writer
John Duffey, American bluegrass musician
Anne Haney, American actress
Barbara McNair, American singer/actress
Paula Prentiss, American actress
James Ellroy, American writer
Emilio Estefan, Cuban percussionist
Catherine O'Hara, Canadian actress
Adrian Zmed, American actor
Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner
Kevin Johnson, Basketball Player
Patricia Heaton, American actress
ME




Thanks to Jennifer for inspiring this post!

2 comments:

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Co` latha breith sona dhuibh!
LOL. This wasn't what I thought you were going to blog about.
Have a wonderful day, Heather.

Rae said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I was so sick yesterday after tests I had, that I didn't get a chance to pop over here or go anywhere for a card. :(

Hope you had a great day!