Did you or somebody you know celebrate their birthday yesterday? Well, September 26 is the most popular day to be born on apparently.
Want to know why? What’s nine months before that?
Yes, that’s right, ’tis a very jolly season indeed, if you know what I mean. Your parents could have found themselves well and truly in the Christmas spirit.
The Office of National Statistics has carried out this research for many years, and overall September 26th is the most common birthday for people in England and Wales over the last two decades.
September 26 falls 39 weeks and two days after Christmas Day, meaning that a significant proportion of those born on that day will have been conceived on Christmas itself, writes the Telegraph.
According to the research, there are around 1,800 births per day in England and Wales but the average for September 26th stands at just below 2,000.
Another reason parents could be trying for a September baby is studies have suggested children who are the oldest in their year group are ‘more likely to get top grades, perform well in sport and go on to have successful careers’.
Whatever the reason you’re here on earth, we hope you had a Happy Birthday anyway!