Victoria's Name Day

This year Victoria's Name day is on 8th May 2017

Victoria is derived from the Latin, 'victory'; Victoria has a name day of 8th May and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Victor

There is also an alternative celebration date of 21st July for this Name day and represents different religious interpretations or different festival days for Saints

Historically Famous Victorias

There is a second-century martyr named Victor, who was a soldier in the Roman army, and supposed to have been beheaded in Milan in 303.

Another Victor, of Marseilles (also a soldier in that army), became a Christian and was martyred sometime during the third century. Little is known about him, but the tradition is that he underwent the most frightful tortures, being strengthened by the presence of Christ and hosts of angels. When he was taken to bow down before pagan gods, Victor merely kicked them over, and had his foot cut off before he was finally beheaded

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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