1. Russia: A Piece of the Pie
Instead of the cake some of us might be used to receiving and sharing on our birthdays, Russian birthday celebrations typically center around a birthday pie with a greeting carved into the crust itself.
5. Panama: Piñata Party
In Panama, birthdays are a big deal. Huge parties where friends and extended family are invited take place, and the birthday song is often sung in both Spanish and English. The focal point of the whole celebration is a large piñata filled with confetti and candy.
7. Denmark: Birthday Flag
In Denmark, birthdays are synonymous with flags. A large Danish flag is usually flown outside the window of the person celebrating their birthday and flags are placed around their beds while they are sleeping.
9. Nepal: Forehead Smudge
In Nepal, children receive a smudge of yogurt and colored powder on their foreheads for good luck on their birthday.