Rosie's Name Day

This year Rosie's Name day is on 30th August 2018

Rosie is derived from Old German, 'horse' or from the Latin, 'rose'.; Rosie has a name day of 30th August and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Rose

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

  • Florists and gardeners
  • Latin America
  • The Philippines
  • Peru

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

  • A crown of roses and thorns
  • A needle and thimble
  • A spiked crown

Historically Famous Rosies

St Rose of Lima (1586-1617) was the first Americanborn person to be canonized, although she was the daughter of Spanish parents who had come to settle in Peru. She was born in Lima, and became a Dominican Tertiary at the age of 20. Although she led an outwardly simple life, growing flowers and doing embroidery in order to help the family's finances, Rose inflicted terrible tortures on herself for fear of vanity, and seemed to endure strange mystical experiences which were investigated by the Church. Nowadays these are often considered to be signs of psychiatric disorder rather than holiness. Nevertheless, Rose was canonized not for these self-destructive traits but for her sympathy for the poor and slaves, the sick and the Peruvian Indians.

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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