Did you know that the birthday and angel Day most people today celebrate on different days? We offer you to find out when in 2021 fall out your Birthday and when it’s time to congratulate relatives and friends, consulting the full list of Church names (dates and months).
The birthday (or name Day) is a holiday for a long time. In historical sources there is information that in Russia it existed in the seventeenth century, although many scholars believe that it appeared much earlier and is one of the Byzantine traditions, has taken root in our land shortly after the baptism of Rus.
The name day is called the day of veneration of the Saint, whose name is man. It is worth noting that such days in a year can be several.
Choosing a name
Long before the rite of baptism parents chose for the baby’s name, guided by a special book called the Calendar (the calendar). On its pages contains all the names of the saints canonized by the Church, indicating the days in which revered their memory. According to Christian tradition, you can choose the names of those that fall on the birthday of the baby (as well as 7 and 40 days from the moment of birth) or on the date of the sacraments of baptism (if it is not done for 40 days from birth).
Since long hours in priority were the names of the patron saints day of birth, the Day of the angel, many coincided with my birthday. Today there are other options. For example, children are often baptized without the consent of the Church calendar, or even given names, missing in the Calendar.
When the name is there in the Calendar
Regardless of the proper name or this baby for any other reasons, together with it the person receives the patronage of a particular Saint. Accordingly, by defining the calendar date to which it should honor the patron Saint, and you decide when to celebrate, in 2021, the Birthday (or name Day).
Important! If on a particular day of the missing women’s names, you can select analog for said Calendar man’s name (Ivan → Ivanna; Basil → Vasilisa; Alexander → Aleksandar, etc.).
When the name is not in the Calendar
Guided by fashion trends, the parents can choose to have a child’s name is not of Christian origin. How to be in this case? Does this mean that man is without protection again? If a person has already been named the world’s name, which is not in the Calendar, then the baptism can just pick a different name (and in tune with worldly things, or distinct from it). In this case, in everyday life will use the name specified in the metrics and in the Commission of any of the Christian rituals (and this is important!) – the name given at baptism.
If an adult doesn’t know what name it was named at baptism, he may appeal to the Church for the sacrament change the name already consciously choosing a patron.
Birthday by days and months
Today on the pages of the calendar there are more than 5,000 names. We’ll show you how to navigate through the dates and determine when to celebrate birthday in 2021. To do this:
- to see the proposed lists of names;
- find Saint whose name you are given at baptism;
- ask how many times a year revered his memory.
Important! Not every day, marked with your name, is the name-day, because there are many saints with the same name. We recommend you learn more about your patron Saint and his deeds, and to look for his name in the Orthodox calendar 2021.
In the first month of the calendar year Orthodox Christians celebrate biggest holiday – Christmas. Also in January 2021 will celebrate the name day of all those whose patrons worship according to the Calendar, namely:
Equally rich on the name-day will be the last month of winter in February 2021 angel’s Day will be celebrated on:
With the arrival of calendar spring to celebrate the feast of his Holy patron will:
Not less popular and original names according to Calendar and collected in April. So, this year name day you can congratulate those born in April, owners of these names:
In the last spring month is quite a lot of male names. So girls who were born (or was baptized) this month could be the name of the Holy male. So, in may of the men’s names should look Alexander, Evgeniy, the Vasilisa, Anastasiam, Antoninum.
Full list of male and female names, see the file:
In the first month of summer birthdays will be celebrated:
In days of July revered Orthodox saints, bearing the following names:
Born or baptized in August should look for its patron and date of the Birthday in this sign:
For the first month of autumn the Calendar offer male and female names. If this month is revered and your patron, feel free to celebrate your Saint’s Day.
The second month of autumn brings a feast to the holders of such names:
People born in November, will find the date of your Birthday in this list of names for the last month of autumn, 2021:
In the first month of winter, the Day will celebrate:
How to celebrate a Birthday
Unlike worldly birthday, a Birthday filled with deep spiritual meaning, and it means that the main celebration is the feast, greetings and gifts, and a spiritual component.
In Day it is necessary to remember about their patrons. It is recommended to visit the Church, take communion and confess, to pray, thanking for the help, and if necessary, turning to his patron with a request.
Important! If the Birthday falls on a period of fasting, the celebration moved to the nearest weekend, and the menu is tailored to the existing restrictions.
As a gift to a Birthday party you need to look for something "for the soul." If you are a believer, then the best gift would be a personalized icon, a vessel for Holy water or a book of spiritual content. For children this is the best day to pick up a colorful children’s Bible.
Of course, a little celebration on the occasion of the Day of the angel is not forbidden, it’s a great occasion to meet friends and give the birthday boy not only an original gift, and most precious – the joy of communication.