What does name day mean, meaning of a term that constitutes an occasion to wish someone good wishes, with words or phrases to say on the day indicated.
Definition of name day
The name day means the day of the year on which the saint whose name is named is celebrated.
In the Christian tradition, through the Sacrament of Baptism the Christian receives his name in the Church, according to what is stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Parents can choose a name for a saint, or a name that expresses a Christian mystery or Christian virtue.
The saint whose name the Christian bears thus becomes an example of charity and a faithful protector.
In Italy, the day of the name day is celebrated especially in the south, but whoever bears the name of the most famous and revered saints, such as St. Francis and others, is certainly more likely to be remembered on that day by relatives and friends.