Tolly's Name Day

This year Tolly's Name day is on 24th August 2017

Tolly is derived 'son of Tolmai'; from the Hebrew, 'son of a farmer'.; Tolly has a name day of 24th August and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Bartholomew

There is also an alternative celebration date of 26th July for this Name day and represents different religious interpretations or different festival days for Saints

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

  • Armenia
  • Cheese merchants
  • Tanners

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

  • A scimitar
  • Three knives
  • The devil under his feet
  • St Matthew's Gospel

Historically Famous Tollys

The original Bartholomew was one of the 12 disciples, possibly even the Nathaniel mentioned in John's Gospel, but nothing definite is known about him. It is said that he took the Gospel to Armenia where he was martyred by being flayed alive. His name was given to several Italian saints, and also Bartholomew of Fame, a Yorkshireman. This Bartholomew was ordained in Norway, but returned to Britain and spent 42 years on Fame until his death in 1193. His feast day is on 24 June. It is also worth mentioning the remarkable Italian nun, Bartholomea Capitanio, who founded the Sisters of Charity of Lovere in Lombardy, with Vincentia Gerosa. Bartholomea wrote several books on the spiritual life, and is still remembered as a strong and unselfish woman. She died at the age of 26. Her feast day is on 26 July.

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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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