Today, September 8th we celebrate the birthday of St. Mary. She was born to Joachim and Anne. She later goes on to become the mother of Jesus Christ and the most blessed woman ever.
In every cultures, the birthday of every person merits a celebration. Family and friends gather to wish the "birthday child" many happy returns. There are well-wishing, balloons, cards, cakes, candles, a favorite meal, there are gifts and jests - everything that say, at least once a year:
"You are special, there's only one of you, we are happy that you exist."
The Birth of the Virgin Mary - Painting by Esteban Murillo located at Louvre, Paris
If we were to celebrate the birthday of St. Mary, I think an angel food cake would be appropriate, with white icing and blue icing for trim. The reason for white and blue is because white is a symbol of purity and blue symbolizes fidelity. Those are the two colors especially used for Mary.
St. Mary with Parents - Joachim and Anne
Dear St. Mary - we wish you a very Happy Birthday!!