Anders's Name Day

This year Anders's Name day is on 30th November 2018

Anders is derived from the Greek, 'manly'; Anders has a name day of 30th November and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Andrew

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

  • Fishermen
  • Sailors
  • Spinsters
  • Those suffering gout

Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Andrew has the following symbols associated

  • An X-shaped cross
  • Two fishes
  • A fish hook
  • Fishing nets

Historically Famous Anderss

There have been many Andrews who have been canonized or beatified but all take their name, of course, from the first disciple of Jesus. Andrew was a fisherman who was called from his nets to become 'a fisher of men', bringing with him Peter, his brother. Along with Peter and John, Andrew became one of Jesus' closest disciples. Like most of the apostles, the legends about his life after the Crucifixion are very colourful and most improbable. It is thought, however, that he also was crucified, on an X-shaped cross, in Patras, Achaia (Greece). According to legend, Saints Rule and Theneva later took Andrew's bones to Scotland, obeying the voice of an angel which told them to take his relics 'to the ends of the earth'. Apparently, this revived Andrew; all three built St Andrew's church, and he became Scotland's patron saint, as well as the patron of Russia and Greece

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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