Sim's Name Day

This year Sim's Name day was on 16th May 2017

Sim is derived from the Hebrew, 'listening' or from the Greek. 'snub-nosed'; Sim has a name day of 16th May and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Simon

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

  • Leatherworkers

Historically Famous Sims

As one of the Twelve, Simon the Zealot is one of the foremost saints in the Christian calendar; as one of the most anonymous, nothing much is known about him. The nickname 'Zealot' suggests that he was one of the underground Jewish freedom fighters who risked death by crucifixion for their terrorist warfare against the occupying Roman forces. Some traditions say that after the Resurrection he went to Egypt and Persia and was later martyred, and he is often venerated together with St Jude. Their feast day is 28 October, and Simon is often portrayed with the symbols of a fish and book, two fishes, an oar, a ship or a fuller's bat. An English saint, Simon Stock, was born in Kent in 1165, and became the prior general of the Carmelites. Under his able leadership, four new houses were opened in the great medieval university cities of Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and Bologna. Carmelites wear a scapular - a long, sleeveless tunic put on over the habit - and Simon once had a vision of Mary who told him that no one who wore the scapular would ever go to Hell. This is the origin of the widespread sale of tiny token scapulars often worn by Roman Catholics but whether this is quite what Mary had in mind is not clear. St Simon died in 1265 at Bordeaux but his body was brought back to be buried in Aylesford in Kent.

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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