Celebrate the Most Popular Birth Date With the Birthday Party Project

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ByAnisa Arsenault
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Jan 2017
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Happy birthday!

We’re counting on our warm wishes resonating with at least a few readers (or their new babies), since today, September 16, is the most common birthday in the United States. You know what that means…parents are getting especially busy around the holidays.

Harvard researchers examined birth records from 1973 and 1999 to determine the most (and least) popular birth dates, revealing Sept. 16 as the big winner. But don’t worry; even if you didn’t give birth, aren’t due, or weren’t born in this especially popular month, we still have a birth month club for you to join.

How does your birthday, or your baby’s birthday, stack up?

The least common birthday? This one’s a little unfair: Leap Day, February 29, followed by Christmas Day, December 25.

So today’s a day to celebrate—even if it’s not your birthday! We’ve recently decided to work with an initiative called The Birthday Party Project. This non-profit organization gives the gift of birthday parties to homeless children.

Created by former wedding planner Paige Chenault, The Birthday Party Project has launched in Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Minneapolis and San Francisco. To date, it’s celebrated over 1,100 birthdays with over 10,000 kids in attendance. This month kicks off the project’s New York chapter.

Want to get involved? You can find out how to help host a party, or donate money and supplies, by checking out TheBirthdayPartyProject.org, or watching the video below:

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