Birthday Parties Seem Pretty Satanic to Me


Taylor Jones, Staff Writer

Hey Marauders! Welcome back to another “Taylor Talk” where I pick a topic to talk about or you picked by sending it to me via the MV Current’s instagram page @mvcurrentnewspaper. 

This month’s topic is how birthday parties are weird. There has been some speculations on Tumblr that birthdays resemble something like a satanic ritual. If you have a Tumblr, or see Tumblr posts on Instagram, you probably know what I’m talking about here. 

According to the post, “If you think about it, the process of singing the birthday song and cutting the cake is extremely satanic.”

So, I decided to look into this subject a little further to decide for myself if they really would be satanic or not. 

According to, the Greeks thought that on days where a big change occurs, evil spirits are welcomed. It is also said that they lit candles to represent a light in the darkness. This implies that birthdays started in order to have some sort of protection from evil spirits. 

This does not make it seem like they would be satanic at all, in fact, it would seem like it was the opposite. In early Christain culture, however, birthdays were tied to pagan gods, therefore making birthdays seem to be celebrations of evil. According to, they only stopped thinking this way in the 4th century, when they started to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

After further research, ritual chanting and singing Happy Birthday are similar. Both have groups of people gathered around and chanted in unison. There is also often a single person of interest during a ritual chant, just like there is for a birthday. 

So the closing thought for the month is, do they seem satanic? To me that answer is yes. Do you guys think that birthdays are similar to a satanic ritual? Let me know by sending your answer to @mvcurrentnewspaper on Instagram.