At my last employer, birthdays were obnoxious.
Someone would create 8-1/2x11 “posters” in the birthday person’s honor and tape them up throughout the office. They were supposed to be humorous or a reference to some sort of at-work joke, but usually were just obnoxious and/or demeaning.
My first birthday there, no one realized it was my birthday, so there were no posters. Hooray!
My second birthday fell on a weekend. One of the poster-makers later apologized for not making posters. I was OK with it. Hooray!
And it turns out I lived longer than that company, which closed in June, so they didn’t care about this year’s birthday. So other than that outstanding payroll check that they still owe me, I win?