Argentina - Dance the waltz at 15. When girls turn 15 they have a huge party and dance the waltz with her father and other boys.
Aruba -Children take a treat to school for their classmates and all teachers. Each teacher receives a treat and gives a small gift to the birthday child as a pencil, an eraser or a postcard. They also allow the birthday child to bring special clothes instead of school uniform.
Bolivia - Dance the waltz and wear white clothing. At the age of 16 years, the birthday girl wears a white dress and dance thewaltz with her father and other boys.
Brazil - Put the earlobe. The birthday child receives a pull on the earlobe for each year they have been alive. The birthday person also gives the first slice of cake to his / her special friend or relative, usually mom or dad. At the age of 15 years, the girl dances a waltz with staring with his father and grandfather. She dances with a total of 15partners each symbolizing a year of his life.
Canada - Greasing the nose with butter or margarine. Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland) the birthday child is ambushed and their nose is greased for good luck. The greased nose makes the child too slippery for bad luck to catch them. This tradition is reputed to be of Scottish decent. Birthday punches. InQuebec the birthday person receives a punch for each year they are alive and then one for good luck.
China - Noodles for Lunch. The birthday child pays respect to his / her parents and receives a gift of money. Invite friends and relatives to lunch and noodles are served to wish long life to the birthday child.
Cuba - Food, music, pinatas and lots of people. The celebrations are very similarto the U.S., food, decorations, gifts, pinatas, cake, candles, "happy birthday" song and games. But invite a lot of people including neighbors, friends, coworkers and family even if they do not have children around the age of the birthday child.
Denmark - Flying Flags. A flag is flown outside a window to designate that someone who lives in that house has a birthday. The gifts are placed aroundthe child's bed while they sleep and they will see them immediately upon awakening.
Ecuador - Vestido Rosado. When a girl turns 15 there is a great celebration and the girl wears a pink dress. The father puts the birthday girls first pair of high heels and dance the waltz with her while 14 maids and 14 boys also dance the waltz.
England - Riddle Cakes and Bumps. Certain symbolic objects aremixed into the birthday cake as it being prepared. If your piece of cake has a coin in it, then you will be rich. Also, when its your birthday your friends give you "hits" they lifted him into the air by his hands and feet and he lifts up and down the floor, one for each year then one for luck, two for luck and three for the old man's coconut!
Germany - Candles left burning for the day. A memberof the family of the birthday person wakes up at sunrise and lights (on) the candles on the birthday cake. There are so many candles as one of years of the birthday person plus one for good luck. The candles are left (abandoned) burning all day. After dinner that night then everyone sings the birthday song and the birthday person blows out the candles. If all the candles are extinguished in a trythen the wish of the birthday person will perform. The gifts are then opened and the advantages of party (part).
Ghana - Specialty food products. Food products are eaten watch (brown rice and beans) shet (black pepper), Meck (red pepper), red rice grain beef and fufu (pounded yam and cassava).
Guyana - Special plates. Chicken, duck or lamb curry with rice are the main dishes at the...