Victorian Era - birthday celebrations?

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Tiamat
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Victorian Era - birthday celebrations?

Postby Tiamat » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:01 am

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone here knows how birthdays were celebrated during the Victorian Era? I've been able to find some information about children's birthdays, but none on how adults celebrated (if at all) their birthdays. I'm mostly looking for info on upper-middle/upperclass. :)



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Re: Victorian Era - birthday celebrations?

Postby Polly Victorian » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:58 am

Birthday cards were very popular, but there tended not to be much in the way of formal celebrations (parties etc) after the 21st birthday.

Here's a link to a blog from someone with the same question - has some interesting tidbits:

http://little-details.livejournal.com/1576791.html

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Polly


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Re: Victorian Era - birthday celebrations?

Postby Tiamat » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:46 pm

Thank you, that is really helpful. :D




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