September: The Most Common Birth Month Nationally, and at Georgia Tech
As noted in a recent Time article, the most common month of the year to be born is September. Date-of-birth statistics provided by the Georgia Tech Institutional Research and Enterprise Data Management group show that’s true on campus as well, with 8.7 percent of undergraduate and graduate birthdays occurring in September — which means that many students have been celebrating this month.
For those wondering how to celebrate a birthday on campus or in Atlanta, check out the ideas below.
If you’re interested in art, history, or science, use your birthday as an excuse to check out a few of Atlanta’s museums. Some of the popular options are the High Museum of Art, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the Atlanta History Center, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.
Tourist for a Day
Put on a pair of walking shoes, grab a fanny pack, and gather friends to host a tourist birthday celebration. Check out the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Piedmont Park, or the CNN Studio to create fun memories on your special day. The Atlanta City Pass is a great option if you plan to visit multiple locations.
If you love hiking, rock climbing, or sporting activities, celebrate your birthday by getting friends together at a park, rock climbing gym, or the CRC fields. Some ideas include Stone Mountain for hiking or Atlanta Rocks for rock climbing.
Host a Movie Marathon
Whether you’re interested in horror, comedy, or romantic films, a movie marathon could be a great way to celebrate a birthday. Set up Netflix, make some popcorn, and a find comfy spot to catch up on the latest blockbusters.
Do Something Creative
Let your creativity flow on your birthday by checking out Paper and Clay in the Student Center, MudFire pottery studio in Decatur, or the Beltline Studio. If you want a less structured experience, check out Blick Art Materials or the Craftivist to get supplies of your choosing.
Dinner with Friends
Atlanta is known for its wide variety of tasty dining options. Use your birthday to try a new place with friends. In addition, the chain restaurants listed here have birthday deals, so visit one if you’re looking for a special discount.