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A dozen reasons to celebrate unique birthday

Allison bray

Published 11/12/2012|05:00

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SIXTH class pupil Conor Powderly and his classmate Tara Farnan will both celebrate turning 12 tomorrow on the 12th day of the 12th month, 2012.

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And to celebrate their unusual birthdays, their classmates from Scoil Cholmcille in Skryne, Co Meath, will be throwing them a special class party to celebrate all things to do with the number 12 – except perhaps a reading from William Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' or a screening of '12 Angry Men' or 'The Dirty Dozen'.

But there will be a dozen balloons and a cake adorned with the number of the day.

Afterwards, the two classmates will attend their own 12/12/12 birthday celebrations to mark the unique day that won't roll around again for another century.

Tara said she was delighted to have her birthday fall on such a magical number, even though her favourite number was actually eight.

Conor will also be proudly sporting a special 12/12/12 T-shirt he was given as a birthday gift, while his parents Ricky Powderly and Teresa Maguire conjure up more than a dozen ways to celebrate his birthday.

The rare date is recognised as World Interconnectedness Day.

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