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Oct 14 2023


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Greek Name Day: Nazarios

Name Days are often named after a Christian saint or martyr and are mainly celebrated in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries. On this day, the holy person is celebrated, as well as anyone named after this person. Often, these celebrations are more important than birthdays.

The name ‘Nazarios’ translates to ‘nazario’, meaning ‘From Nazareth’. On this day, the holy saint Nazarios is celebrated. He dedicated his life to preaching Christ and aid Christains. He was beheaded, along with st Celsus under the reign of emperor Nero. Those who celebrate are names derived from Nazarios, such as ‘Nazarius’ (english), Nazaire (french), Nazario (italian, spanish) and Nazar (Turkish, Armenian)