Birthday wishes: the Best!

  • Por Luciano Larrossa
  • 05/01/2023 às 9:05 atualizado em (05/01/2023 às 9:05)
  • 6min de leitura

Wanting ideas to put together the best birthday wishes? And did you know that the word birthday comes from the Latin “anniversarius” (adjective for something that happens annually)? The Latin term for birthday is “natalis”.

So come with us to learn a little more about how the celebrations, the cake and the famous music came about, as well as to learn about the traditions around the world.

Oh and of course, discover the best birthday wishes to congratulate friends, lovers and co-workers.

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How did birthday celebrations come about?

Until the fourth century, birthdays were a pagan festival and were related to magic, where people said prayers and hoped that the candle flames would lead their prayers to the gods.

The Church only included the birthday as an authorized commemoration after the birth of Jesus.

Currently, there are many different ways, and traditions, of birthdays around the world. TikTok is full of videos with unusual celebrations, whether with a 90s party or a bento cake, creativity is huge when it comes to celebrating another year of life.

Check out some birthday traditions around the world


Birthdays are counted at conception, not birth.

And the celebration is made with lots of pasta (which symbolizes longevity) and eggs painted red, which symbolize fertility.

birthday celebration in china


The English usually hide coins inside the cake, whoever finds them will have a year of prosperity.


Thai birthdays are spent by giving thanks the whole day for what was achieved in the year by doing good deeds and offering food to people.


Mexican celebrations include the candy-filled piñata. The birthday child is blindfolded and has to hit the papier-mâché sculpture until it breaks.

birthday celebration in mexico


In Senegal, a barbecue is made with various types of meat, representing energy and money. All neighbors are entitled to be invited to share this moment.


In addition to the Brazilian way, what makes birthday parties here unique are the brigadeiros.

The brigadeiro is a typically Brazilian sweet that enchants everyone who tries it (Millie Bobby Brown, the Stranger Things actress tried it and fell in love with it) and is present at all birthday parties.

Millie Bobby Brown tries brigadeiro in Brazil

The Origin of the Birthday Cake

As we said, birthday celebrations have a pagan origin and the birthday cake has its origins in Greek civilization, when worshipers of the goddess Artemis offered honey and bread in the shape of a moon.

Speaking of the moon, do you like taking pictures of the moon but don’t know how to do it on your cell phone? See in this guide: Photos of the night sky: a guide!

The Origin of the Song “Happy Birthday to You”

The best known song, which has several versions, was created in 1893 by Patty Hill and her sister, Mildred Hill.

At first it was a welcome song for kindergarten students “good morning to all”.

The anniversary version only appeared in 1912, with unknown authorship. But surely the most famous performance was the “Happy Birthday Mr. President” by Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe Sings Happy Birthday to You

Now that you know the history of this celebration. Come see the best birthday wishes to send to friends, relatives, co-workers and spouses.

The best birthday wishes to send to friends

  • Happy Birthday friend!
    I wish your new year is as beautiful as your smile.
  • Happy Birthday! What to wish for this strong friend who conquers everything she wants? Keep being this amazing woman who captivates everyone and everything around her!
  • Friend, it’s your birthday, but I’m the one who wins the best gift: your sincere friendship. Happy Birthday!
  • Today, I couldn’t help but thank you for all the support and partnership ever. You deserve the world! Happy birthday, friend!
  • Congratulations on your day! Even far away, I send you all my affection and I want to remind you that I will always be here for you. Happy Birthday my friend!
  • Happy Birthday friend! May happiness do as in the movie 365 Days: kidnap you and may nobody pay the ransom!
  • My dear friend, you deserve the best that life has to offer. Congratulations on your day!

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The best birthday wishes to send to close people

  • May your path always be enlightened. Happy Birthday!
  • Congratulations! May this year makes everything that your heart desires real.
  • Happy Birthday! May your walk never lack love, peace and good company.
  • May your life be a sum of blessings and victories. Congratulations and enjoy your day!
  • May the sun always shine on your aspirations. Happy Birthday!
  • It’s your birthday and I couldn’t help but wish you all the happiness in the world!

The best to send to your loved one

  • I wish your day is beautiful and perfect, just like you. Happy Birthday my love!
  • Happy birthday to my perfect girlfriend. The woman who lights up my life with the most beautiful and pure heart in this world. I love you my love.
  • Congratulations, love of my life. You are the best gift God has ever given me. May your day be as beautiful as you are.
  • For your birthday, I prepared the most precious gift I could imagine: my whole heart. Congratulations, my love.
  • My heart is happy to be able to share another year of life with the person I love most in this world. My princess, may your birthday be as beautiful as your heart.
  • Congratulations my love. May this birthday bring you many joys and may your year be marked by the achievement of everything you desire. I love you.
  • Happy Birthday my love. Thank you for being my safe haven, my anchor and my peace. May your special day be filled with love and happiness.
  • My love, you deserve the world. I wish you a happy birthday and may the good feeling of today remain for the rest of your year.

Best phrases to send to your co-workers

  • Living is magical… I wish for you to see the magic of life every day! Congratulations.
  • Congratulations! A thousand congratulations to you on this special day.
  • Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with love and hugs.
  • May this date be full of love, peace, affection and celebration, because you deserve it!
  • Congratulations! Today is cake eating day and I wish the boss would give you a raise.
  • I wish you continue to be that genuine, humble and good person. Happy Birthday!
  • Baked cake, popped kiss and tight hug for you! Cheers!

And finally: Remember telling them that celebrating their birthday is a piece of cake.

We hope that, regardless of the form, all birthdays are celebrated. For life deserves to be celebrated.

It’s time to rock with the best birthday phrases

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