Larry's Name Day

This year Larry's Name day is on 10th August 2017

Larry is derived from the Latin, 'of Laurentium' or 'a bay tree'; Larry has a name day of 10th August and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Laurence

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

  • Cooks
  • Librarians
  • Poor people
  • Sri Lanka

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

  • A dalmatic
  • A thurible or censer
  • A gridiron
  • A plate of money

Historically Famous Larrys

Extraordinary stories are told of this third-century martyr, and traditional Catholics believe he is wellworth cultivating because he is thought to hold the privilege of rescuing a soul from purgatory every Friday. This was awarded to him in recognition of the particularly horrible martyrdom he suffered, which was among many other tortures - to be roasted to death on a gridiron. Laurence was one of the seven deacons of Rome, appointed to serve the poor and needy; he also served Pope Sixtus II as his librarian, When Sixtus was arrested and put to death in one of Emperor Valerian's persecutions, Laurence was commanded to hand over all the wealth of the Church. He asked for three days' grace, and then presented to the authorities a huge crowd of poor and handicapped people, widows and orphans, saying: 'Here is the Church's treasure.' This so annoyed the Roman authorities that Laurence was also arrested. The story goes that he never lost his serenity throughout the dreadful agonies to which he was subjected; as he was stretched out on the grid iron his last words were: 'Turn me over, I'm cooked on this side.'

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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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