Birthday Origins & History with Biblical references

Birthday Origins & History with Biblical references


Birthdays have an ancient origin stemming from magic and paganism, similar to the origins of Christmas and Halloween. This belief in spirits is the reason for many, if not all, of the traditional birthday customs that are practiced today.  It was feared that evil spirits were particularly attracted to people on their birthdays. To protect them from harm, friends and family would to come be with the birthday person and bring good thoughts and wishes. Giving gifts brought even more good cheer to ward off the evil spirits. This is how birthday parties began. 


The custom of celebrating one’s birth was considered a pagan practice during the first and second centuries A.D. Because astrology was closely linked with the date of one’s birth, many early church fathers rejected the notion of honoring birthdays because astrology was condemned in the bible (Isaiah 47:13)

After the fourth century, celebrating one’s birth became a common practice, due largely in part to the Romans, who having practiced this custom for thousands of years, began to embrace Christianity.

 The calendar we use today is not the same calendar that was used by the Hebrews.

Our birthday according the Georgian calendar is in fact our astrology date, because it does not fall on the same date as the Hebrew calendar every year. This is proven by the simple fact that every year the Hebrew feast days do not fall on the same day. When we acknowledge our birthday according to the Georgian calendar, we are letting people know our astrology date & not our actual birthday.  

What does the bible say?

Deuteronomy 18:9 

When thou art come into the land which YHWH thy Elohim giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto YHWH: and because of these abominations YHWH thy Elohim doth drive them out from before thee.

13 Thou shalt be perfect with YHWH thy Elohim.

14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, YHWH thy Elohim hath not suffered thee so to do.

Isaiah 47:13-14

You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, And the monthly prognosticators Stand up and save you From what shall come upon you. Behold, they shall be as stubble, The fire shall burn them; They shall not deliver themselves From the power of the flame. 

The word Birthday is mentioned 2x’s in the Bible.

On both occasion, it was a Gentile celebration in which an negative event occurred.


Genesis 40:20-22

Now it came to pass on the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. Then he restored the chief butler to his butlership again, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand. But he hanged the chief baker.


 Matthew 14:

3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife.

4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.6 But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.

8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist’s head in a charger.

9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath’s sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Yahushua .

Ecclesiastes 7:1 

A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.

We do not honor the Heavenly Father by celebrating birthday’s.  Especially that of his son, which is YAHUSHA.  It is no surprise that his birthday & many other’s such as Abraham, Moses, Samuel, John the Baptist were not mentioned.  It was never a custom to celebrate the birth of anyone.

Celebration Birthdays was a learned customs of the Pagans, which YHWH forbad us to follow…Learn not the ways of the Nations

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Truther & Blogger of Scriptural Truth and Historical Facts 'Whether a man be rich or poor, if he have a good heart toward YAHUAH, he shall at all times rejoice with a cheerful countenance. SIRACH (ECCLESIASTICUS) 26:4

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