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The feast day of a saint after whom a person is named.
- ‘Eastern Orthodox Christian families also celebrate the Slava, or saint's name day, of each member of the family.’
- ‘The 19-year-old was out celebrating his name day with friends when an off-duty security guard accidentally cut his life short.’
- ‘In Croatia, name days paid homage to the saint for whom you were named.’
- ‘It's great that on their name day you can visit a person without being invited.’
- ‘Slovaks usually celebrate birthdays with their families, and celebrate name days (days dedicated to the saint for which one is named) with friends and co-workers.’
- ‘On the evening before the name day, the older female relatives carry the baby around the mother's tent.’
- ‘Georgi is among the most popular names in the country, but Gergiovden is much more than another name day celebration.’
- ‘St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and his name day is celebrated all over the world wherever Irish people have gone.’
- ‘Other significant observances include birthdays (with a special jubilee at age fifty), name days, secondary-school graduation, royal fëtes, and the long summer vacation.’
- ‘It is related to other Russian festive breads or cakes, such as the Easter kulich, or the krendel which is baked in a figure-of-eight shape to celebrate name days.’
- ‘The Greek Orthodox calendar has many feast days, fast days, and name days.’
- ‘The rituals to celebrate various name days are quite similar to those practised on Christmas Eve and Christmas.’
- ‘When I had found Richard, I apologized for not returning to his party, and celebrate his name day.’
- ‘Whole communities celebrate the name day of their village's patron saint.’
- ‘It includes my name day and my birthday (which is Wednesday).’
- ‘Helen looks slightly concerned and is relieved when a local dignitary merely congratulates her on her name day without a hint of expectation.’
- ‘The New Year cycle of the water rituals flowed at the weekend as Bulgaria marked the name days of Jordan and Ivan.’
- ‘Finnish children celebrate both a birthday and a name day, a day chosen by the parents for an annual celebration.’
- ‘I was constantly attending a birthday, wedding, bridal shower, baptism or celebration for someone's name day (their Saint's feast day).’
- ‘In Russian tradition, name days - feasts of major saints - are more important than birthdays.’
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