Felicity's Name Day

This year Felicity's Name day is on 6th March 2018

Felicity is derived from the Latin meaning "Happy"; Felicity has a name day of 6th March and our description is based upon the female 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)

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

  • Mothers
  • Infertile women

Historically Famous Felicitys

The best-known Felicity (one of the few women.saints named in the Roman Mass), was the slave girl of a wealthy Carthaginian woman named Perpetua. She and her mistress were arrested in 202 and faced certain death for their faith. The only question was whether Felicity might not be spared since she was pregnant. Eager to face martyrdom with her mistress, Felicity prayed and was brought into premature labour, giving birth to a son. Touched by their faith, the prison governor was converted, but they were nevertheless both tortured and killed by wild beasts.

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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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