Research indicates that some are unluckier than others when it comes to the day that they celebrate their birthday…

Whether you love birthdays or hate them, everyone’s got one and at some point, you’ll no doubt be faced with the joy of public embarrassment as your family and friends sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you. Even though we all have a birthday, new research shows that some of us are born on a better day of the year than others…

Blame The Seasons

Weather played a significant role in determining which dates are ideal to celebrate your birthday according to research by Interflora, so with the study carried out in the Northern Hemisphere, you can take some of the findings with a pinch of salt. December 16 was found to be the worst day of the year to celebrate a birthday, in part due to the wintery weather much of the world experiences, but also in part due to the proximity to Christmas – combined presents anyone? There’s also the issue of friends and family being away over the holidays meaning you are likely to see a lot of guests press ‘unable to attend’ if you plan to hold a party. It seems that those born on the 16th are not alone, with over 30% of people born in December admitting that their birthday often gets overlooked in favour of the festive season. While December is one of the better months in Australia when it comes to weather, the chance of your birthday being on the same day as a Christmas party is still pretty high…

All About Timing

As for the best day to celebrate your birthday? In the Northern Hemisphere at least, July 28 was found to be the ideal date due to its distance from all other celebrations and holidays. July can be an unpredictable month when it comes to weather in the Southern Hemisphere, but we have to admit that those born in the middle of the year have a distinct advantage when it comes to receiving gifts – no chance of a Boxing Day sale bargain or recycled Christmas gift!

We’d be really interested to see whether the same study carried out in Australia would have completely different results, but regardless, you can’t change your birthday. If you’re born in December, it’s probably best to embrace the Christmas music and make the most of the festive mood!

What do you think are the best and worst days to be born in Australia? Let us know in the comments!


  • My husband and kids all have their birthdays in winter. Party planning is a bit annoying because of the weather. My birthday is late January and I like that. Nice weather and it is the day after a public holiday so the chances of it being a day off are quite good.


  • I have relatives who have birthdays close to Christmas. one on 22/12 old enough to understand and agrees that one good quality sometimes expensive present you know she will appreciate is better than 2 cheap presents. Another family Mother & daughter both have birthday on 31/12.
    I also twins whose birthday is Christmas Day.


  • I was born in the Netherlands and with my birthday in November it were always cold short stormy dark days, however here in Oz it’s nice and warm. My sister being born in July, hated it that it was warm and everyone was away on their summer holiday.
    The weather the season has certainly some influence, but doesn’t define your birthday in my opinion.


  • I was born in the northern hemisphere in June, so I’m a summer baby up there. Down here it’s wet and wintery. So I guess I’ve gone from a happy day to a sad day?! Then again, an Aussie winter is similar to a English summer lol lol


  • Mine is before Christmas do it’s usually tight but I still enjoy it.


  • I wonder if the Southern Hemisphere would be different. Being a January child, I’ve gone from having a freezing cold birthday to a boiling hot one!


  • I actually love my birthday. Despite it being in the middle of winter, it’s 21 June so it’s the shortest day of the year, and in terms of horoscopes I’m on the cusp of Gemini cancer so I like that my birthday is a little bit unique. I don’t like it it’s always raining on my birthday and as a kid would have loved to have a summer birthday, but you can’t have everything!


  • Definitely have to. Agree with December


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