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Name Days
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Name Days  - Greek Name Days

Name Days are celebrated in Crete and Greece, as opposed to birthdays.
Orthodox Greek name days are the feast days of saints. Children are usually named after one of
the Christian saints and so celebrate their nameday on their namesake's saints day.

It is the custom for the person celebrating their Name Day to host a party or dinner, and treat his
friends and family. Take note  -  if it's your birthday don't expect Greek friends to treat you to a
drink , it is the custom for you to treat them!

Villages also celebrate their church's Name Day. For example a St. Mary's church  (Maria)  will
have a Name Day on 15th August - the village festival (Panayiri)  will usually start on the eve of
the Name Day, in this case the 14th August, and run for 2 nights with food and drink, live music
and dancing in the village square or taverna.


Name Day Dates for some of the most popular Greek Names:
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January 1st     

January 7th            

January 17th         

February 17th        

March 17th            

March 25th            

April 6th                


April 23rd
or first
Monday after Easter
Sunday. In 2016 May
2nd   
          



May 5th                 

May 21st                

June 29th                

June 30th               

July 31st                 

August 15th            

August 30th            

September  17th      

September 29th       

October 26th           

November 8th         

November 25th

November 39th       

Dcember 6th            

December 9th          

December 15th

December 25th        

December 26th        

December 27th
Vassilis

Yiannis,  Yianna

Antonis,  Antonia

Theodoros, Theo

Alexis, Alexios

Evangelos, Vangelis, Evangelia, Eva

Eftyxis, Eftyxia



Georgos, Yiorgos, Georgia





Irini, Rena

Konstandinos, Kostas , Eleni

Petros, Pavlos

Apostolis, Tolis   

Josef , Syphi

Maria, Panayiotis

Alexandros

Sofia, Agapi

Kiriakos,

Demetris, Dimitra

Angelos

Katerina

Andreas

Nikos

Anna

Eleftherios, Eleftheria

Christos, Manolis, Manolia

Manolis, Manolia

Stephanos, Stephania
For a complete list of Name Days in Greece see namedays.gr
Related Links : Greece National Holidays