• Birthday / name day

In some Catholic and Orthodox regions or countries, the celebration of the name day is more important than, or at least as important as, that of Birthdayit.

The name day  of a person is the liturgical one Commemoration of the saint in the church year whose name this person bears (patron).

Celebrating a name day is similar to celebrating a birthday: the person is given as gifts by family members, friends and work colleagues.