Jilly's Name Day

This year Jilly's Name day is on 22nd May 2017

Jilly is derived from a Roman family name, meaning 'bumfluff'.; Jilly has a name day of 22nd May and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Julia

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

  • Corsica

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

  • A cross and ropes
  • A scourge
  • A dove

Historically Famous Jillys

St Julia of Corsica was a Christian from Carthaginia who was sold as a slave in 439. She was taken to Corsica by her master who was proud of her goodness and beauty, and found herself being coveted by Felix, the pagan governor. She refused to renounce her faith or her virginity, and was tortured and crucified.

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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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