This Is the Least Common Birthday in the U.S. (No, It's Not Leap Day)

Your birthday is extra special if you were born on one of these rare dates.

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Birthdays always seem to fall on random days, which makes for a great excuse to celebrate during an otherwise slow time of the year. However, a select few people are born on rather rare dates. In fact, according to Zippia, a career research company that created a birthday heat map using the most recent decade-long data from the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s National Center for Health Statistics, the least common birthdays are on or around popular holidays, including Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more. Read on and discover which birthdays are the rarest as well as how many babies, on average, are born on the same day. And on the opposite end of the spectrum, This Is the Most Common Birthday in the U.S.

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February 29

leap day party streamers
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Average number of births per year: 10,462

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July 5

A man celebrating a birthday at work.
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Average number of births per year: 10,404

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May 26

group celebrating a birthday
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Average number of births per year: 10,401

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December 31

new years
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Average number of births per year: 10,394

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April 13

100th birthday cake
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Average number of births per year: 10,389

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December 23

Baby girl in pom pom hat
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Average number of births per year: 10,338

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April 1

secretly hilarious things
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Average number of births per year: 10,300

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November 28

Close-up shot of a lovely senior couple exchanging christmas gifts in dining room.
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Average number of births per year: 10,096

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November 26

birthday cake at home
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Average number of births per year: 10,044

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November 24

kids having birthday toast with no parents
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Average number of births per year: 10,015

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October 31

Group of costumed people having fun and making selfies on Halloween party
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Average number of births per year: 9,978

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November 25

A family celebrates Thanksgiving at the dinner table while a mother and daughter watch on as a grandmother hugs her grandaughter
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Average number of births per year: 9,954

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November 23

Portrait of an adorable baby boy laying on the bed at home
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Average number of births per year: 9,883

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November 27

Two little boys blowing candles on cake at birthday party
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Average number of births per year: 9,718

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December 26

white hands opening ribbon on gift wrapped present
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Average number of births per year: 9,543

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January 2

Candles on Birthday Cakes
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Average number of births per year: 9,307

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July 4

fourth of july party
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Average number of births per year: 8,796

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December 24

christmas dinner
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Average number of births per year: 8,069

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January 1

girl on her 18th birthday
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Average number of births per year: 7,792

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December 25

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Average number of births per year: 6,574

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