Two twins celebrated their birthdays side by side in Agassiz this weekend – the first birthday celebration they’ve had together in about 50 years.

Twins reunite for diamond jubilee

Paul Fairley and Pauleen Hynes rang in their diamond jubilees together amongst friends in Agassiz Saturday.

Two twins celebrated their birthdays side by side in Agassiz this weekend – the first birthday celebration they’ve had together in about 50 years.

Paul Fairley and Pauleen Hynes rang in their diamond jubilees together amongst friends in Agassiz Saturday.

And, as if a 75th birthday isn’t special enough, the two brought back a tradition from their childhood: blowing candles on a cake together, and sharing the fun.

The two were born 10 minutes apart in 1941, but their conjoined birthdays came to an end in 1967, when Fairley moved to Canada with his wife, Betty.

The Fairley’s moved into a little bungalow in Harrison Hot Springs in 2002, after living throughout the Lower Mainland for a few decades.

Since moving to Canada, Fairley said his sister has visited every few years, and said it only made sense for her to come during their birthday month.

“I don’t know how long it’s going to be to see her again,” Fairley said, with a chuckle, noting that after 75 “anything can happen.”

The night of festivities was memorable, Fairley said.

“Everything went really well; it couldn’t have gone smoother.”

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