Do Mormons Celebrate Birthdays?

Do Mormons Celebrate Birthdays?

Mormons celebrate life. We have a unique perspective on the purpose of life and how it started before we were born into this mortal world, and how it will continue after we die. We love life and feel a sense of gratefulness to God for allowing us the opportunity to be born and experience life in a mortal body with the knowledge that someday we will have a perfect immortal, resurrected body which is free from the pain and suffering of this life.

So do Mormons celebrate birthdays is a yes. Sometimes with green Jello salad (well, not always just at birthdays :)).  One of my daughters is a huge fan of the TV show Cake Boss. She loves to watch all the unique things the Cake Boss creates and she has sort of taken it upon herself to do all of the birthday cakes in our house. Here are a few snapshots of some of the cakes she has created.

do mormons celebrate birthdays
The leaning tower of cake
mormon birthday celebrations
Thomas the rice krispie train on top of a cake
colorful mormon birthday cakes
Double decker tie-dye cake

Birthdays are a wonderful time to celebrate life and enjoy some of the good things in life (like chocolate cake). We give presents and have parties and in general do all the same things normal people do throughout the world.

Of course Mormons also celebrate the most important birthday of them all, the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. To read the account of his birth in the record that prophets in the Americas kept as it happened in Bethlehem, here’s a link to the Book of Mormon account of Christ’s birth. Hopefully this answers the question do Mormons celebrate birthdays with an emphatic yes!

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