A half-birthday is a day six months before or after the real anniversary of a person's birth. [http://www.macmillandictionary.com/new-words/050718-half-birthday.htm]

Most half-birthdays go unremarked, but they may still be celebrated as a special day. Perhaps the most common use is by people whose birthday falls near Christmas, a holiday so widely celebrated that it can overwhelm private anniversaries. People attending school sometimes celebrate half-birthdays if their real birthdays do not occur during the school year, so they can celebrate with friends and teachers at school.

Popular culture

*"The Half-Birthday Party" by Charlotte Pomeranz, a children's book about the subject. [http://www.amazon.com/Half-Birthday-Party-Charlotte-Pomerantz/dp/0899192734]

External links

* [http://halfbirthdaycalculator.com/ Half-birthday calculator]

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