In the Czech Republic , every day of the year is someone’s name day (“svátek” or “jmeniny” in Czech – the latter is more formal). It is a reason to celebrate, wish the person a Happy Name Day , and buy a little present, like flowers and a box of chocolates.
If you are named after one, or if your name has the same meaning or derives from the name of one, their feast day is your name day. So if your name is John, for example, your official name day is January 7, the feast day of Aghios Ioannis (Saint John).
In an effort to improve the linguistic lives of all English speakers, the Czech Republic registered its short-form name, Czechia, on July 5, 2016 .
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In Czech and other Slavic languages, the suffix ” ova ” is added to the last names of all females. It’s an ending long-ingrained in the vernacular that quite literally means “belonging to” the male, as in belonging to a woman’s father or husband. (In English, ” ova ” is plural for “ovum,” a female egg cell.)
Name day celebrations involve the gathering and socialising of friends and family at the celebrant’s home, as well as the giving of gifts and flowers at home and elsewhere, such as at the workplace.
It means ‘Szczęśliwych imienin’ or ‘Wesołych imienin’ , but we say ‘Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji imienin!’ 🙂 You can pronounce it like this: Vshystcieco (c you read as ‘k’) najlepsheco z okazi imienin!
Every saint has a feast day where they are celebrated. Traditionally, people would give cards to celebrate your saints name day . Usually this would apply to just the first name , but can be extended to middle names and confirmation names . 2.
The name Bohemia was rejected because it explicitly excluded Moravia and Czech Silesia in the east of the country. “Czechia makes some sense historically but the common people will call it the Czech Republic,” she said. “You cannot change a language by law; it’s like a living organism.
Bohemia’s name comes from a Celtic people known as the Boii, though the Slavic Czechs were firmly established in the region by the 5th or 6th century. Bohemia was briefly subordinated to Greater Moravia in the late 9th century. In 1355 Charles of Luxembourg, the king of Bohemia , became Holy Roman emperor as Charles IV.
1, 1993. Czechoslovakia itself had been formed at the end of World War I, following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Prior to the war the region consisted of Bohemia and Moravia, often called the Czech Lands, in the west, and Slovakia, a part of Hungary, in the east.
In Greece and Crete it’s a custom to specially celebrate your (holy) name day instead of, or besides, your birthday. So, for instance, if your name is Giorgos, your nameday is 23rd April , Stavros is 14th September, Jannis is 7th January, Andreas is 30th November, Alexis is 17th March etc.
|Meaning||” David ” or son of ” David “|
|Region of origin||Wales, England, Ireland|
Throughout Italy the onomastico is celebrated as a second birthday, though many Italians nowadays, especially in the north, do not celebrate it anymore. Now people just receive wishes, like “auguri” or “buon onomastico ”.