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  1. name day(noun)

    the feast day of a saint whose name one bears


  1. name day(Noun)

    The feast day of the saint after whom one is named.


  1. Name day

    A name day is a tradition in many countries in Europe and Latin America that consists of celebrating the day of the year associated with one's given name. The custom originated with the Roman Catholic calendar of saints and the Greek Orthodox calendar of saints, where believers, named after a particular saint, would celebrate that saint's feast day. In many countries, however, there is no longer any explicit connection to Christianity. It remains more popular in Southern, and in Northern Europe. The concept of name days is similar to the more common birthday, except that the association of a name to a day is entirely arbitrary.

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