When are Amir's and Hassan's birthdays (day/month)?

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Author Khaled Hosseini does not tell the reader exactly when the birthdays of Amir and Hassan are. However, there are some clues that can help us narrow it down to the season in which they were born.

In chapter five, we learn that Hassan was born in the winter. Hosseini...

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Author Khaled Hosseini does not tell the reader exactly when the birthdays of Amir and Hassan are. However, there are some clues that can help us narrow it down to the season in which they were born.

In chapter five, we learn that Hassan was born in the winter. Hosseini has already set the scene as being in the winter when Ali gives Hassan the birthday gift of surgery to fix his cleft palate. Unfortunately, the exact day and month are not given.

Amir's birthday is in the summer. Once again, we do not know his exact birthday. We learn the season in chapter eight, when his father throws a massive birthday party for Amir. Amir, as narrator, begins the section by stating that he turned thirteen in the summer of 1976. He then goes on to describe the huge party that his father hosted in his honor.

So, I suppose the exact birthdays of Amir and Hassan are up to your own determination as the reader. Amir was born in the summertime and Hassan was born during the winter. Other than that, it is left up to you to imagine.

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