Henry's Name Day

This year Henry's Name day was on 13th July 2017

Henry is derived from Old German, 'home ruler'; Henry has a name day of 13th July 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)

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

  • Finland

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

  • A sword and a church
  • A lily
  • A crown
  • A dove on an orb

Historically Famous Henrys

Henry II (born in 973), was a Bavarian prince and later Holy Roman Emperor. His tutor was St Wolfgang of Regensburg; Henry apparently had a vision of Wolfgang after his death, portending his own coronation. He was also a friend of St Odilo of Cluny and it was said that he, too, wanted to be a monk, and therefore never consummated his marriage with St Cunegund. It seems that Henry worked with zeal for German unity and the Church's reorganization.

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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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