Veronica's Name Day

This year Veronica's Name day was on 12th July 2017

Veronica is derived from the Latin, 'a true icon'; Veronica has a name day of 12th July and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.
This name is a truly ancient name from which numerous variations have been derived as shown below (NB The M or F in brackets are Male or Female orientated names)

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

  • Laundry workers

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

  • Christ's face printed upon a veil

Historically Famous Veronicas

'Veronica' is an anagram of 'vera icon' or 'true image' and the name has become associated with the story of the woman of Jerusalem who stopped Jesus on his way to crucifixion and wiped his bloody, perspiring face with her handkerchief. As a miraculous reward for her compassion, Jesus' features were imprinted on the cloth, which is kept as a precious relic in St Peter's, Rome. Some people believe that Veronica was also the woman with the 'issue of blood' whom Jesus healed, others that the liturgical veil called the 'vernicle' eventually became personified as a woman called Veronica. However it may be, Veronica herself has become a true image of compassion in her own right, and a beautiful picture in the otherwise brutal story of the Crucifixion.

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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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