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Jungle Land: Premier Kids Birthday Party Vaughan Venue

August 05, 2016

Planning a kids Birthday party in Vaughan? Here at Jungle Land, we want to make your child’s special day both fun and memorable for the entire family. Birthdays are a big deal because they only come once a year and indicate milestones in your child’s life. Did you know that almost every culture around the world has some form of social Birthday ritual? Whether it is a party, family gathering, gifting, or rite of passage ceremony, Birthday celebrations are universally seen as occasions for joy and togetherness.

When did Birthday celebrations originate?

Ancient Egypt - The earliest mention of a Birthday party comes from ancient Egypt, circa 3,000 BC. Sounds like the pharaohs liked to party:

“Thus it came about on the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.”

Ancient Persia - In the 5th century BC, the Greek philosopher and historian Herodotus traveled to ancient Persia and noted that Birthday festivities were an established tradition. The ancient Persians would typically hold a feast of various kinds of baked cattle in honor of the Birthday individual. Ancient Persian astronomers had sophisticated methods of tracking dates of the year, which made keeping track of Birthdays a possibility.

Medieval Europe - In 14th century Europe, Birthday parties were reserved for the upper classes. Wealthy individuals would hold elaborate Birthday feasts, as accounted in Geoffrey Chaucer’s medieval masterpiece The Canterbury Tales. The lower classes, on the other hand, celebrated Saint’s Days. Medieval peasants were typically named after the Saint whose day was celebrated in and around their Birthday. The Saint’s Day would be celebrated in lieu of a Birthday since it was easier to keep track of.

When planning a kids Birthday party, Vaughan venues like Jungle Land can be a great choice. Our Birthday packages have something for everyone. With our themed party décor option, you can party like a pharaoh in style. Throwing an epic kids Birthday party in Vaughan can be a breeze when you book the right venue.

Need party theme ideas? Check out our previous article: Planning a Stress-Free Birthday Party in Vaughan