Eamon's Name Day

This year Eamon's Name day is on 20th November 2017

Eamon is derived from Old English, 'rich guardian'; Eamon has a name day of 20th November and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Edmund

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

  • East Anglia
  • Wolves

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

  • Arrows
  • A cudgel
  • A wolf

Historically Famous Eamons

St Edmund is largely forgotten now, except in the town of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, where he is buried. But Edmund, King of the Angles and martyr, was once one of the greatest English saints and his shrine one of the richest in medieval Europe. The story of his martyrdom varies, but the best telling of it is by Julian Tennyson (Suffolk Scene, Alistair Press, 1987), one of Edmund's countrymen in our own century. The bare bones of it is that Edmund, the boy King, tried to defend his country from marauding Danes and was captured. Refusing to compromise his faith or the well-being of his people, Edmund was shot through with arrows in 870. The Danes then cut off his head and threw it away, but a wolf guarded it until it was discovered and reunited with his body.

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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