This is the date the most Irish people celebrate their birthday
More candles are blown out on October 1 than any other, as the date is the most common birthday in Ireland.
New figures released by the Central Statistic Office have found that more babies were born on October 1 than any other calendar date, while February 29, or Leap Day, unsurprisingly was the least common birthday amongst Irish people.
The new figures are based on CSO records from 1980 to 2014 and suggest that the second week in January is the period in which the most babies were conceived throughout the past three decades.
An average of 191 babies are born every October 1 in Ireland.
The second most popular birthday for Irish people is September 23, while Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day are the least common birthdays amongst Irish people, apart from February 29.