Birthdays are always important milestones, especially when we are young. When daughter Ashley DiGiorgio turned 2 years old, the girl was finally old enough to try to blow out the candle on the birthday cake. But the task was not as easy as it seemed. The little girl needed the support of her entire family to help her overcome the challenge of anxiety. DiGiorgio shared a clip of the incident, which she called her daughter’s “primary memory”.
All birth ceremonies share a common ritual of blowing out the candles and cutting the cake. No birthday is complete without a birthday cake, and this ritual is common all over the world. People of all countries and nationalities follow more or less the same pattern of blowing out candles, cutting a cake, and singing a happy birthday song. But do you know how this ritual came about?