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GREEK NAME DAY DIMITRIA, DIMI

Date

Oct 26 2022

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All Day

Greek Name Day: Dimitria, Dimi

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 names Dimitrios, Demetris, Dimitris, Dimitrios, Jim, James, and Mitros derive from the Great Martyr Saint Demetrios, The Myrrh-Streamer. Saint Demetrios belonged to one of the most distinguished families of the province of Macedon and was widely admired for his virtue, wisdom, and goodness. Saint Demetrios brought a large number of pagans to the Christian faith. He was martyred in 306 AD.