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GREEK NAME DAY ANTIGONOS, ANTIGONUS

Date

Oct 17 2022

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All Day

Greek Name Day: Antigonos, Antigonus

Name Days are often named after a Christian saint or martyr and are mainly celebrated in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries. 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 Greek name Antigonos and Antigonus derive from the Macedonian-Greek nobleman, Antigonus the Martyr. Antigonus was a major figure in the Wars of Diadochi after Alexander the Great’s death, declaring himself king in 306 BC and establishing the Antigonid dynasty.