Today would have been my grandad's 89th birthday. They have a flagpole in their back garden (the one in the picture) and he would always raise the flag whenever it was somebody's birthday, at his funeral in March we raised it at half mast.
In Denmark, if the sun shines on your birthday, we always say that's because you've been good this past year. After weeks and weeks of grey clouds and rain, the sun is actually shining today and it is in Denmark too. I'm not surprised, because he had such a good soul.