Lucinda's Name Day

This year Lucinda's Name day is on 13th December 2018

Lucinda is derived from the Latin, 'light'; Lucinda has a name day of 13th December and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Lucy

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

  • All who work with lights
  • Glaziers
  • Those with eye trouble.

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

  • A lamp
  • A dagger
  • Three crowns
  • Two oxen
  • A cup
  • Ropes

Historically Famous Lucindas

'Lucy' means 'light' and it may be for this reason that her feast day falls on the winter solstice. It may be, though, because legend has it that she plucked out her eyes and presented them on a plate to the man whose thwarted lust drove him to denounce her as a Christian. Whatever the truth of that story, it seems that Lucy was a beautiful young girl of Syracuse in Sicily, living in the third or fourth century. She accompanied her suffering mother to the shrine of St Agnes, where their prayers for a cure were answered. This miracle persuaded Lucy to consecrate her life to God and to give away all her wealth. Her fiance betrayed her, and she was cruelly tortured and executed. Lucy is a greatly loved saint of Sweden, and her feast day is celebrated with special food and processions of girls with wreaths of candles on their heads.

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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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