What is a name day?

What is a name day? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. The feast day of the saint after whom one is named.
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The 19-year-old was out celebrating his name day with friends when an off-duty security guard accidentally cut his life short.
Thank you very much, and many happy returns to the Commissioner on his name day, as we say in Greece.
By tradition on her name day, she would be expected to hand out gifts of cakes, sweets and pastries to villagers.
On the evening before the name day, the older female relatives carry the baby around the mother's tent.
I was constantly attending a birthday, wedding, bridal shower, baptism or celebration for someone's name day.
Finnish children celebrate both a birthday and a name day, a day chosen by the parents for an annual celebration.

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