Happy Birthday to the Girl on Fire!
In ‘The Hunger Games‘, Katniss reveals that her birthday is May 8th.
“But the money ran out and we were slowly starving to death. There’s no other way to put it. I kept telling myself if I could only hold out until May, just May 8th, I would turn twelve and be able to sign up for the tesserae and get that precious grain and oil to feed us. Only there were still several weeks to go. We could all be dead by then.”
So today we at My Hunger Games want to wish our Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen, a very Happy Birthday!
Summer: Happy Birthday Catnip! I hope you have a great day with your family, and want you to know how much your story means to the world!
Kelsey: Katniss, you may not think much of yourself at times, but we think the world of you! Your loyalty and strength are things that everyone can look up to. Have a wonderful birthday, Girl on Fire! I’m still betting on you.
Jacqui: You are brave and loyal and surprisingly naive and that is why girls around the world love you. On this day that you supposedly celebrate your birthday, I’d like to say thanks to Suzanne Collins for giving birth to one of the truly great female roles in literature (and now movies)
Hamilton: If I could wish Katniss a happy birthday, I would remind her that every year is a victory and may this one heal one more wound. And give Buttercup a lick of ice cream – he deserves it!
Audrey: Happy Birthday Katniss!! Thanks for sharing your story with everyone! You’re an inspiration to many, and admired by all! Happy happy birthday!! Hope it’s great!!
Leave your own birthday wish for Katniss in the comments below!