Crispin's Name Day

This year Crispin's Name day is on 25th October 2018

Crispin is derived from the Latin, 'curled'.; Crispin has a name day of 25th October 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 5th December for this Name day and represents different religious interpretations or different festival days for Saints

Historically Famous Crispins

Crispin was a Roman shoemaker, together with his brother, Crispinian. They set out on a missionary expedition to France with St Quentin but were martyred at Soissons in 285. According to legend, their bodies were thrown into the sea and eventually found their way to Faversham in Kent. It may be that they were martyred in Rome, in fact, and their relics were brought to Soissons. Whatever the truth, they are still venerated as the patron saints of shoemakers and leather workers.

Crispina was also martyred in the Roman persecutions. She was a Numidian woman, married and with children, who refused to sacrifice to pagan gods on behalf of the Emperor and was therefore beheaded. Accounts of her trial exist, and she is mentioned several times by St Augustine

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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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