Lucas's Name Day

This year Lucas's Name day is on 18th October 2017

Lucas is derived from the Greek, 'of Lucania' or 'wolf'; Lucas has a name day of 18th October and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Luke

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

  • Doctors
  • Painters
  • Butchers
  • Glassmakers
  • Goldsmiths
  • Lacemakers
  • Lawyers

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

  • A winged ox
  • Bottles of medicine
  • A book and pen
  • Brushes and a palette
  • A picture of Mary

Historically Famous Lucass

By tradition, Luke was a Greek-speaking Gentile, and besides writing the third Gospel, he was Paul's 'beloved physician' and also a painter. Although scholars now find as many Hebrew themes in the Gospel as Gentile ones, Luke's work is still characterized by its emphasis on the emotional, and its sympathy with women. Again, traditionally, Luke is believed to have painted Mary's portrait and recounted his version of the nativity from her own memories.

Other Names Day resources

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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