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January 17 Greek Saints Name Days


Saints Name Days of Greece

The Saints Name Days celebrated in Greece for January 17 are:

Anthony, Antonia, Antonios, Antonis, Andonis, Tony, Tonia
Theodosios, Theodosis

In Greece, name days, which are the Feast Days of Greek Orthodox Saints, are more important than birthdays. Children are typically named after the Patron Saint of their region with the eldest son often being named after his paternal grandfather and the oldest daughter after her paternal grandmother. Children sharing paternal grandparents often have the same first name. Traditionally, the person whose name day it is treats their friends to drinks and food at the local café.

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