Kerry's Name Day

This year Kerry's Name day was on 28th February 2017

Kerry is derived from Old Irish, 'black-haired'; Kerry has a name day of 28th February and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Kieran

Historically Famous Kerrys

St Kieran, or Ciaran, was another Irish saint. He was born in Co. Meath and was sent as a boy to become a monk in St Finnian's monastery. From there, he went to study under St Enda, and then left to found his own monastery at Clonmacnoise, Co, Offaly, which later became one of the greatest of Ireland's places of holiness and learning. He died in about 549; literally, just before his death, he seemed to be coming to life again - perhaps one of the earliest recorded near-death experiences.

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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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