Hi,
say my birthday is on May 30th, which is a sunday, but I really want to tear it up and kill all the beer I've got with my friends. That makes sunday a bad choice, so I have my party on the 29th. In German we say "reinfeiern" which could be translated into English as "to celebrate into". I've been looking for quite some time now and I don't seem to find an answer, no matter how much more dictionaries I flip through.
How do you call it?
Hope someone can elp me with that.
Best,
Sebastian
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Hi, say my birthday is on May 30th, which is a sunday, but I really want to tear it up ... don't seem to find an answer, no matter how much more dictionaries I flip through. How do you call it?

I don't know of any term that means "to celebrate an occasion on a day other than the correct one".
There is the term "unbirthday", used jocularly to describe a celebration unrelated to anything. Perhaps you could use it. I believe it originated in the "Pogo" comic strip. (When we go to a grandchild's birthday party, we bring her sister an "unbirthday" present.)

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There is the term "unbirthday", used jocularly to describe a celebration unrelated to anything. Perhaps you could use it. I believe it originatedin the "Pogo" comic strip. (When we go to a grandchild's birthday party, we bring her sister an "unbirthday" present.)

There was an unbirthday party in the 1951 Disney
version of "Alice in Wonderland." It doesn't seem
to have been used, though, by Lewis Carroll.

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CONTRARIWISE! It's one of the Carrollian Humpty Dumpty's linguistic innovations (in Through the Looking Glass ):
"They gave it me," Humpty Dumpty continued thoughtfully, as he crossed one knee over the other and clasped his hands round it, "they gave it me-for an unbirthday present."
"I beg you pardon?" Alice said with a puzzled air.

"I am not offended," said Humpty Dumpty.
"I mean, what is an unbirthday present?"
"A present given when it isn't your birthday, of course."

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in There was an unbirthday party in the 1951 Disney ... doesn't seem to have been used, though, by Lewis Carroll.

CONTRARIWISE! It's one of the Carrollian Humpty Dumpty's linguistic innovations (in Through the Looking Glass ):

I must have been misgoogled.

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CONTRARIWISE! It's one of the Carrollian Humpty Dumpty's linguistic innovations (in Through the Looking Glass ):

I must have been misgoogled.

Carroll was there first, but Disney took a brief colloquy and blew it into a major production number (complete with an STS-worthy song), so it's hardly surprising you want to give the blame whoops credit to Disney.
Alice is probably the worst animated feature turned out by the Disney studios, and Walt himself thought it was the weakest thing he'd ever done. He blamed the lack of a villain. For whatever reason, he and his troops chopped up the two books almost beyond recognition. This hasn't stopped the Disney company of today from using Alice as everything from one of those costumed characters at the amusement parks (bearing a strong resemblance to Tenniel's Alice, but not identical; I wouldn't be surprised if it was copyrighted) to an image on all sorts of things for sale.

Disney turned out some great stuff over the years (I can forgive an awful lot just for Fantasia* or *Dumbo), but the studio has hijacked a lot of our culture for its own profit.

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Hi, say my birthday is on May 30th, which is a sunday, but I really want to tear it up ... don't seem to find an answer, no matter how much more dictionaries I flip through. How do you call it?

Er...my birthday party? In English, at least, there's no strict requirement that you celebrate your birthday party on your actual anniversary date. If it were a week or so late you might call it 'a belated birthday party'. Unusual to have it a week before.
Given it's the day before, you could call it 'my birthday-eve'. Hardly a standard term though.
Dylan
Roland Hutchinson filted:
There was an unbirthday party in the 1951 Disney version of "Alice in Wonderland." It doesn't seem to have been used, though, by Lewis Carroll.

CONTRARIWISE! It's one of the Carrollian Humpty Dumpty's linguistic innovations (in Through the Looking Glass ): "They gave it ... said Humpty Dumpty. "I mean, what is an unbirthday present?" "A present given when it isn't your birthday, of course."

There follows one of the few instances of actual mathematics in the mathematician-authored Alice canon, where Alice is made to work out exactly how much more likely one is to have an unbirthday than a birthday..

To respond to the original question that triggered this thread, the occasion might be designated "Sebastian Marx's birthday (observed)"...he thus joins the ranks of other notables whose birthdays have been moved to make them more convenient for celebrants..r
Hi, say my birthday is on May 30th, which is a sunday, but I really want to tear it up ... don't seem to find an answer, no matter how much more dictionaries I flip through. How do you call it?

The only thing that comes to mind is "celebrate a day early". I don't know of a specific English term (BrE, at least) - which could, of course, be why you can't find one. But then I know a fair number of Brits who would just tie one on with their mates on the Sunday anyway.

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