Albert's Name Day

This year Albert's Name day is on 15th November 2017

Albert is derived From Old German meaning Noble bright; Albert has a name day of 15th November and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.
This name is a truly ancient name from which numerous variations have been derived as shown below (NB The M or F in brackets are Male or Female orientated names)

There is also an alternative celebration date of 25th December for this Name day and represents different religious interpretations or different festival days for Saints

Saint Albert, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:

  • Those involved in Scientific and Medical research

Historically Famous Alberts

There are numerous Saints with the name Albert however the most memorable is Albert the Great., He was a thirteenth century Scientist who wrote many books on the sciences and nature.

Another St Albert, Albert Chmielkowski, was a Polish painter who lost a leg in an uprising against the Russians in 1863, when he was only 18 years old. He later joined the Third Order of the Franciscans (for lay men and women), and made his studio into a shelter for the poor and homeless, before becoming a tramp himself; he died in a hospice in Cracow on Christmas Day, 1916. He might be the inspiration for the 'Crisis at Christmas movement', now simply called 'Crisis' - an organization which helps the destitute all year round.

Other Names Day resources

Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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