This year Gemma's Name day is on 11th April 2017
Saint Gemma, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:
Historically Famous Gemmas
Gemma Galgani was a young Tuscan servant, born in 1878 to a poor pharmacist. She longed to enter the order of the Passionist nuns, but was chronically ill with spinal tuberculosis. Although she later believed that she had been cured miraculously by the intervention of St Gabriel Possenti, she was still too weak. Nevertheless, she led an extraordinary life - alternating between mystical and demonic states, receiving the marks of the stigmata and often behaving in a way she could only explain as being possessed by demons. In between these periods, Gemma was considered to be exceptionally holy and patient in her suffering, and it was for these qualities that she was canonized after her death at the age of 25.