in a Name (Day)?
According to Greek Orthodox tradition, every
day of the year is dedicated as the feast day of a Christian saint or martyr. Your
"Name Day" celebration () is the feast day of the saint you
are named after. In Greece, a person's Name Day is celebrated and is considered more
important than a Birthday.
Did you know?
Zoe's name day is always the
first Friday after Easter. Incidentally, this is the only Friday on which the church
advises meat eating!
On a name day, the
traditional greeting is (HRO-nyah
poh-LAH), which means "many years."