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|16th October 2006, 09:02||#1|
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Happy Birthday LBM & nitroxx
Wish you a very Happy Birthday. Have a blast today blowing up some ear drums.
|16th October 2006, 11:40||#5|
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Happy birthday nitroxx...voomvoom All the best pal.
LBM, let me shed some light on your Birthday.
Here is what I found
It is thought that the large-scale celebration of birthdays in Europe began with the cult of Mithras, which originated in Persia but was spread by soldiers throughout the Roman Empire. Before this, such celebrations were not common; and, hence, practices from other contexts such as the Saturnalia were adapted for birthdays. Because many Roman soldiers took up Mithraism, it had a wide distribution and influence throughout the empire until it was supplanted by Christianity.
Birthday celebrations were rare during the Middle Ages but saw a resurgence with the advent of the Reformation. During this period, they were seen as a good way to transfer customs from the saint's days to other dates not linked to the newly repudiated veneration of saints.
Even today, the celebration of birthdays is not universal in the West; in addition to those people preferring name day celebrations, Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate either, considering them to be pagan festivals along with Christmas and Easter. Many adults loathe celebrating it as it reminds them that they are getting progressively older.
In most English-speaking countries it is traditional to sing the song Happy Birthday to You to the honored person celebrating his birthday. Similar songs exist in other languages such as "Lang zal hij/zij leven" in Dutch, "Zum Geburtstag Viel Glück" in German, "Cumpleaños Feliz" in Spanish, or "Sto lat" in Polish. This happens traditionally at a birthday party while someone brings a birthday cake into the (often darkened) room.
More can be read here.
I would have also liked to pull up a graphical representation of how you were probably concieved but I am afraid this is against the rules at team-BHP.
All the best Raghvinder and remember, Boom responsibly.
|16th October 2006, 11:51||#6|
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Hey guys have a rocking birthday!!!!!!!!
LBM puttar tune bataya nahi tera birday-shirday hai!! Oye party kithey hai khotaiyaan!! Anyways have a great day & as a good deed on your big day please don't blow too many ear drums
|16th October 2006, 13:49||#11|
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Heppy Budday dollies!
Nitroxx: Dump Alanis - good birthday resolution
Makkkaar: Have fun, & feed iraghava on behalf of all of us who can't make it to the party-sharty. The booze, of course, is another matter... you can send that to our homes...
Have a great one guys
|16th October 2006, 14:27||#13|
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Wow what a coincidence one is engine vengine types & other is ice-vice type hehe
Happy B'day Guys
LBM - Go Boom Boom
Nitroxx - Go Vroom vroom
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