Saints Name Days of Greece
The Saints Name Days celebrated in Greece for November 22 are:
- Cecilia, Kikilia, Kekilia, Cecil
- Philimon, Filemon, Filimon, Filimonas, Filimonos
- Valerios, Valerianos
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. Because of this tradition, you will often find cousins with the same first name. Based on Greek tradition, the person of honor treats his/her friends at the local café.
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