What could possibly be better than the summertime? Having a summertime birthday. Those of us fortunate enough to be born in June, July or August don’t mean to brag, but a summer birthday is a gift that keeps on giving year after year. Below is a list of the top 10 reasons why having a summer birthday is the best, so those who get jealous easily and have fall, winter or spring birthdays should probably quit reading now.
1. Summer birthdays are good for your health
Findings from several different scientific studies suggest that people born during the winter months have an elevated risk of mood disorders such as seasonal depression, bipolar depression, and schizophrenia.
2. No school
You don’t have to spend your birthday confined to a classroom, suffering through hours’ worth of homework or cramming for an exam.
3. Very little competition with other holidays
Other than America’s birthday on the 4th of July, the summertime lacks any major holidays that might overshadow your own special day. Gift fatigue is also at its lowest during this time due to the summer’s position at a far side of the Christmas orbit.
4. The weather is nicer
There’s no being trapped indoors on your birthday. Thanks to the summer’s nicer weather, the sky is the limit to what you can do (although skydiving is also an option). Nicer weather also allows for…
5. Birthday picnics & pool parties
Summer is the time of year when pools are opened and grills are fired up, and so birthday celebrations are so much more than your average house party.
6. It’s travel season
Despite whether it takes a short flight or a cross-country road trip to get there, potential destinations range as far as the eye can see (and even farther) during the summertime.
7. Ice Cream!
Leave the cakes for the fall, winter and spring birthdays. Enough said.
8. It’s blockbuster movie season
Maybe the weather fails you on your birthday, that still doesn’t mean that you have to stay home. Slip into your nearest movie theatre to catch a peek at the latest flick that everyone is talking about.
9. You’re younger than most of your friend group
Sure, your friends will turn 21 before you, but they will also all hit their midlife crisis points before you.
10. Here are just SOME celebrities with summer birthdays
Selena Gomez, Tom Hanks, JK Rowling, Tom Brady and Barrack Obama are just a few of the A-list celebrities who celebrate summer birthdays.