Name day is the day of remembrance of the saint, in whose honor a person was given a name. Previously, this holiday was much more important than a birthday, because every person born after baptism is given a Guardian Angel who protects and protects. Today, such traditions have also been preserved, babies are often given the name of the saint on whose day he was born. Each month has its own church calendar, where name days are detailed in March, April and other months. This article will help you understand what this holiday means and how to celebrate it.
Name day in March
The holiday of remembrance of the name of the saint is a long-standing Orthodox tradition, and when it is assigned to an infant at baptism, this day becomes his name day. The patron saint protects the whole life of the one baptized in his name, helps in grief and trouble, rejoices in happiness and success, and people celebrate Angel Day in gratitude. How is this day celebrated and what needs to be done? As a sign of gratitude to your patron and the Lord God, you should confess and take communion, you can also just go to the temple, light candles for the saints, say a prayer of thanksgiving.
And it is definitely impossible on such a dayquarrel and swear, and good and peaceful deeds will be highly appreciated by the Guardian Angel. What is the best gift for a birthday person? A valuable gift will be an icon with a saint, a silver cross, a prayer book, and you can also bring beautiful candles with stands, a spiritual book. Among many peoples, the celebration of name days is still very popular. Starting from the seventeenth century, name days began to be celebrated in Russia, then this holiday was more significant than a birthday.
Girls' name day in March
The birth of man is one of the greatest mysteries that nature keeps. The name that is given to the baby will have to be worn all his life, so this choice should be taken seriously. It is best to pick up from the church calendar. And if young parents still want to give an unusual name, then at baptism the child is given a second name - the name of a saint who will be his patron all his life. Name days in March are celebrated by Victoria, Marina, Vasilisa, Ulyana, Nika, Anastasia, Galina, Christina.
Men's name day in March
The month of March is rich in men's name days, in his calendar there is a holiday almost every day. This month, you should not forget to congratulate Danil, Pavel, Porfiry, Ilya, Samuel, Julian - all these male names have a holiday on the very first day of spring, the first of March. On the second day Fedor celebrates the name day, on the third - Lev and Kuzma, on the fourth - Evgeny, Makar, Arkhip, Maxim, Fedot, Filimon, Bogdan, on the fifth of March - Cornelius and Lev.
This spring monthlike no other abundance of name days. So, George and Timothy are celebrated on the sixth, Athanasius on the seventh, Alexander on the eighth, Ivan on the ninth, and Taras on the tenth. Our ancestors called babies only in accordance with the church calendar, so that the child would have a heavenly patron. In addition to the above, men's names Sevastyan, Vasily, Nikolai, Adrian, Konstantin, Arkady, Valery, Grigory and Semyon celebrate name days in March.