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Oct 01 2023


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Greek Name Day: Thiresia, Theresea

Name Days are often named after a Christian saint or martyr and are mainly celebrated in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries (but note that Sweden and Finland use different dates). 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 names Thiresia and Theresea mean to reap, to harvest and the harvester, named after the Greek Island Thira. The name commemorates several Catholic Saints, including Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, most commonly known as Mother Teresa, a Roman Catholic nun.