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My father's birthday is on the 4th of July and when I was young, I used to think all the fireworks and celebrations were to celebrate his birthday. It made sense to me because my dad was so special. :-)

Learning that the whole city wasn't celebrating my dad's birthday was a bigger shock than learning that ...you know...Santa Claus thing.

LJC
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my birthday is the traditional Memorial Day (May 30). My father told me people put out their flags because it was my birthday. I believed it until I was about 10!

Kim
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I used to think my birthday was a national holiday and the whole world celebrated it

アノン
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My sister is not quite two years older than I. For most months during the year, there are two years between us, but after I have a birthday, there is only one (at least in number). I used to believe that I was gaining on her and would one day catch her and then be older.

Rachael
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whenever i was small and my birthday came around...my mom would say "your birthdays just around the corner!" we lived close to a corner and i would picture the whole sesame street crew and that one guy with the blue shirt and he was holding a cake and they were all marching. whenever we were coming home i would always check to see if the sesame street gang were waiting there for me.

sesame street
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My uncles birthday is on Guy Fawks and he use to believe that everybody let off fireworks just for him. He is more educated on the matter these days.

Anon
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At around age 6 or 7, I asked my parents about leap year... They gave me some fake explanation, and then proceded to screw with my head by telling me all about "Leap Birthdays"... They told me that once in a person's life time, you get to take a leap-birthday. By doing so, you got twice as many gifts, but none the following year. They also noted that people usually save their leap-birthday for when they turned 16 or 18, in an effort to obtain a car. Keep in mind it was only a couple weeks away from *my* birthday.

About a week later, I approached them... "Mom, Dad, I've given it a lot of thought...and I've decided to take my leap birthday this year. There's a lot of gifts I want this year, so I think it'll work out."

My parents didn't stop laughing for quite some time...

Keldren
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My two sisters and I were all born on Presidents birthdays.

My oldest sister = Kennedy
My middle sister = Lincoln
Me = Eisenhower

When I was younger I thought everyone in the world was born on a President's birthday. It made perfect sense to me then! =)

Jessica
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I used to believe that there was a specail place where everyone in the world went when they were 5. Since I was four, I was very much looking forward to my 5th birthday when I would get to go to the specail "Five-year old Land". Needless to say, I was very very disappointed when I turned 5.

Anon
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I was born on Halloween, and up until I was eight or so, I thougt the whole holiday was just a celebration of my birthday.

Up until I found this site, I also used to think that I was the only vain little kid who ever thought something like this too. I feel much better now. :P

Kris
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My mom & dad have their birthdays on the same day (Dec. 2) and coincidentally so does my mom's sister & her husband (Mar. 29). For years I believed that when you grew up & got married that you automatically had the same birthday as your mate. I think I was probably about 9 or 10 when they finally clued me in.

Tash
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My brother told me I was the devils child because I was born on Halloween and later on I would grow horns and a tail. I believed for a week.

Ana
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This isn't really my believe, but anyway: I grew up with my cousin, who was a year younger than me. One day, he was angry at me, (for a reason I can't remember, I think maybe because I was bigger,) and we started argueing. "Someday I'll be older than you!!" He screamed. "Uh-uh! Every year you grow older, so will I! I'll always be older!" At this he shouted at the top of his lungs and began to cry. Frankly, I'm still older than him.

:P Nah_nah!
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My birthday is on December 31st, and when we'd go out to dinner on my birthday when I was 4 or 5 I thought all the celebration was for me!

Lindsay
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When I was about 4, i thought that every time you had a birthday, you would suddenly learn a new talent or ability. I was dissapointed when i turned 5 and i still didnt know how to snap...

Anon
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i was born july 26 so i just barely escaped being a cancer (im a leo) and i was so relieved because i tought that everyone who is a cancer has cancer!

leo-girl and loving it!
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i used to believe that i was the only one with a birthday on June 25 and that i was the only cancer in the WORLD, yes in the world..lol

June 25
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for some reason, sometimes when my mom and i would go to stores i would loudly announce my b-day...thinking that the strangers around me would come to our house and give me presents. didn't think to also say my address...and i was always disappointed that those complete strangers never got me anything! lol

Anon
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I thought you only grew taller and bigger on your birthday. I would go and stand up against the wall ruler several times during the day of my birthday and check how much I had grown in the last hour. Figuring out that I grew all year long was harder to process than finding out Santa wasn't real.

Amanda
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I used to think that your birthday changed every year, and that your parents just decided what day it was.

Daniel
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