Mattea's Name Day

This year Mattea's Name day is on 21st September 2018

Mattea is derived from the Hebrew, 'gift of Jehovah'; Mattea has a name day of 21st September and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Matthew

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

  • All who work with money
  • Taxmen and taxwomen.

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

  • A money bag or a chest
  • A winged man
  • A dolphin
  • A scroll of his Gospel
  • A carpenter's square
  • An axe
  • Pen and ink
  • A sword
  • Stones

Historically Famous Matteas

Surprisingly little is known about the man who gave us the longest of the synoptic Gospels. Matthew appears in the Gospels as a Jew who was collaborating with Romans as one of their tax collectors. Mark and Luke call him 'Levi' which meant that he belonged to the priestly tribe of Israel. Jesus' call to follow him must have surprised the other Jewish disciples, since 'good' Jews hated the collaborators, but he is said to have obeyed the call at once, leaving his ill-gotten gains for a rather more ascetic lifestyle. Tradition has it that Matthew was martyred in Ethiopia or Persia, and that his remains were brought to Brittany, France.

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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