Sine's Name Day

This year Sine's Name day was on 30th May 2017

Sine is derived from the Hebrew, 'Jehovah has favoured'; Sine has a name day of 30th May and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Joan

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

  • France

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

  • A fleur-de-Iys
  • Armour
  • A sword
  • A flag with the fleur-de-Iys
  • A tunic
  • A stake

Historically Famous Sines

Joan is the name of several French saints, the most famous of whom is, of course, Joan of Arc. This illiterate teenage peasant girl was prompted by heavenly voices, those of St Michael, St Catherine and St Margaret, to crown the Dauphin at Rheims and to lead his troops into battle. When Charles VII's courage failed, things went against the French. Joan was captured by the Burgundians, who were allied with the English, and sold to them for a 'show trial'. It is often forgotten, however, that her canonization was not for her patriotism or her courage, but her faithfulness and obedience to God. She was only 19 when she chose death by burning rather than having to collude with political lies.

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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