Saints Name Days of Greece
The Saints Name Days celebrated in Greece for May 12 are:
- Epifaneios, Epifanios
- Theodoros, Thodoris, Theodore, Teo, Thodora, Theodora
In Greece, name days are celebrated instead of birthdays, where a name day is the Feast Day of a Greek Orthodox Saint. 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. Cousins often have the same first name, when they share paternal grandparents. Traditionally, the person of honor treats his/her friends to drinks at a local café.
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