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January 5 Greek Saints Name Days

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Saints Name Days of Greece

The Saints Name Days celebrated in Greece for January 5 are:

Syglitiki, Syncletica, Siglitiki
Theoni, Theopemptos

Name days in Greece are traditionally celebrated instead of birthdays and are typically selected from the Patron Saint of a particular region. A name day is the Feast Day of the Greek Orthodox Saint after which a child is named. The eldest daughter is often named after her paternal grandmother and the oldest son after his paternal grandfather. Children sharing paternal grandparents often have the same first name. Traditionally, the person whose name day it is treats their friends to food and drinks at the local café.

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