Name Days

In many cultures there are first names associated with the days of the year. The associations between the days and the names have arisen through many reasons, but primarily because the church held a festival for a saint of that name on that day. For instance, the church feast of Saint Michael was held on September 29th, and as a result the name day for Michael is on September 29th. In some countries one's nameday is more important than one's birthday, and sometimes gifts are given.

By Country
Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic
Estonia Finland France Germany
Greece Hungary Latvia Lithuania
Poland Russia Slovakia Sweden
By Month
1. January 2. February 3. March 4. April
5. May 6. June 7. July 8. August
9. September 10. October 11. November 12. December