Name days


#1

Hi, I hope this is the right forum to ask this question, but I’m wondering if Western Catholics observe their names day?


#2

This one does...both my own and other people's.


#3

I come of Croatian stock - pretty much exclusively Latin Catholic.

Our family didn’t celebrate our own name days, but I certainly remember wishing our priest (also Croatian, also Latin Catholic) a happy name day every year - being a Stephen, his was 26 December :slight_smile: Probably did the same for at least some others, don’t recall.


#4

Of German Catholic stock here, we did–and still do–celebrate our feast days. That means first names, middle names, and confirmation names too! I was actually born on my brother’s (and father’s) feast day which made it quite the celebration. . .So yes, just about every single month is somebody’s birth day, feast day, or both.


#5

Thanks for the answers, so I guess the answer is it basically depends on cultural traditions. :)


#6

Right. I have never celebrated my name day in my life, and don’t know anyone who does.


#7

Fest of St. Blaise is Feb 5th, my birthday is Feb 4th…guess my parents wanted to make sure i celebrated my saints feast day.


#8

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