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Lagrange Birthdays

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Those who have birthdays falling between November and February appear to be at a disadvantage to the remainder of the population, in that they have a tendency to receive "combined" Birthday and Christmas presents and thus "miss out".

These unfortunates should be offered th option of celebrating a Lagrange "Official" Birthday, to be located at a Lagrange Point <link> in time between Christmas and their real birthday.

Thus an individual with a real birthday falling on January 22nd would have a Lagrange birthday in mid-July, depending on the algorithm used.

8th of 7, Feb 12 2010

Lagrangian point http://en.wikipedia...ki/Lagrangian_point
Not a new concept. [8th of 7, Feb 12 2010]

the song http://www.youtube....watch?v=Vppbdf-qtGU
[zeno, Feb 13 2010]


       Yes, i like [+]. Could we all adopt names from the Iliad on that day? Could we also have Antichthonic birthdays and celebrate all the Lagrangian birthdays associated with the other planets in the solar system? What about satellites?
nineteenthly, Feb 12 2010

       To offer a contrarian point of view, my birthday falls on Christmas Eve and I've never longed for a Lagrange Point substitute. While many of my friends' midyear birthdays got overlooked or forgotten because family and friends were scattered, no one in my family ever forgets mine at the holiday gathering, and I usually got a better sort of gift because they rationalized that they were buying for both my birthday and Christmas events (and they were already out shopping anyway).
jurist, Feb 12 2010

       I know someone whose birthday's the day after Boxing Day and she celebrates it on the last day of July for that reason. I think most people have the opposite experience, [jurist].
nineteenthly, Feb 12 2010

       I don't have this problem, but I heard a lot of people complain about it. I like the idea for those folks who feel they get *cheated* because the major holiday overrides thier personal holiday.+
(excellent title btw!)
xandram, Feb 12 2010

       Seems simpler to eliminate Christmas.   

       Or, for those who insist on keeping it, make it variable so everyone has a different Christmas date. I like the idea of seeing decorations throughout the year at houses who have a Christmas underway that day.
tatterdemalion, Feb 12 2010

       //Seems simpler to eliminate Christmas.// Ha. I absolutely love that train of thought. Good one, tattered.
blissmiss, Feb 13 2010

       My birthday is July 1, so this doesn't apply to me. On the other hand, my sister's birthday is also July 1 so from the age of 2 to about the age of 16 I shared my birthday, party, cake, etc.
phoenix, Feb 13 2010

       That's tough, being made to share with siblings ...
8th of 7, Feb 13 2010

       Yeah, but she's the best birthday present ever.
phoenix, Feb 13 2010

       I was thinking we could have Lagrange Christmas as well, June 25 where it would be OK to do Christmas-y stuff like giving gifts and listening to Christmas music.
lepton, Jun 19 2015


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