A FOAF (well, a FOMB actually – a Friend of My Brother) claims there is a special term for when the day of your birthday is the same as your age. For example, if your birthday is May 21st and you will be 21 this year, it’s one of those special birthdays. Or if your birthday is June 16th and you will be 16. You get the picture.
Of course he does not know what the term is, but he’s sure there is one. So how about it? Is there such a word and, if so, what is it?
I wait with bated breath for the Teeming Millions to enlighten me. And my brother. And his friend.
I’m not sure if everyone calls it a golden birthday, but in my family we have a long-standing tradition of doing huge celebrations on what we call golden birthdays. I don’t remember much about mine because I was only 8 at the time, but the one thing I do remember is that my mom made me wear a big gold bow (which was one big part of the family tradition, one had to get a golden bow) in my hair all day because it was my “golden birthday.”
And as for having to be under 32, what if you are born on a leap year? Does that mean this special birthday will happen when you are 29, or when you are 116?
About the 116 years old thing, I meant that someone born on February 29 would have had 29 actual birthdays when they turn 116. Hence, you could say they are only “29 years old” and celebrate their golden birthday when they turn 116.