Birthdays are days that call for a celebration.
Across the world, the day is marked with gift-giving and funfair for the celebrant, however, in Africa, not everyone celebrates in the same way.
There are numerous birthday traditions, some of which originate from family history, culture, language, and economic status.
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The most significant factors throughout history, however, have been geographic location and spiritual beliefs.
In this article, we cast the spotlight on different cultures in Africa and their own unique birthday traditions: