Greek Name Days explained

Have you ever wondered what a Greek Name Day is? Pedia Greek School will provide you a brief explanation of what name days represent.

According to Greek Orthodox tradition the majority of the days of the calendar year are dedicated to a Christian Saint or Martyr. If someone is named after a saint then the day is dedicated to the Saint or Martyr this is their “name day”.

Name days are an important part of our culture and there are numerous saints we honour and one of the most comprehensive lists of Saints and “name days” can be found on the name days website of the Church of ¬†Greece located here. The Greek version of the site is located through the following link.

There is also a Google Calendar that lists name days you can access.

Pedia Greek School will also be reminding children throughout the year of their name days as this is an important part of our culture.





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