name day

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A calendar page from 1712 with name days

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name day (plural name days)

  1. The feast day of the saint after whom one is named.
    • 2014, Ada Gobetti, Partisan Diary: A Woman's Life in the Italian Resistance, Oxford University Press (→ISBN)
      In Italy, many individuals celebrate not only their birthday but also their name day, the feast day of the saint for whom they were named. Celebrations on one's name day are often as important as those on one's birthday; []

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