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Oct 14 2022


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Greek Name Day: Ignatios

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 name ‘Ignatios’ translates to ‘Ignatius’ meaning ‘Fiery’, and was very common during the Byzantine era. On this day, the holy saint Ignatios is celebrated to become a priest, and later a monk. He dedicated his life to the church and offered his help to the people of Lesbos. Those who celebrate are names derived from Ignatios, such as Ignatius (English), Ignacio (Spanish) and Ignazio (Italian).