Friday, September 21, 2012

Ma Máté and Mirella napja van!



Here's your cultural lesson for today: 
"Hungarians not only have birthdays, but namedays as well. Birthdays are usually celebrated just in immediate family. Namedays, however are widely known and celebrated. Each acceptable first name is assigned to one or more days of the calendar, based on religious traditions, historical events, birthday of a famous person who had the same first name or other facts. There are official first names to chose from in Hungary and parents must chose a first name from that list. On namedays, people usually give flowers, desserts or small gifts as presents."

So.. in curiosity I looked up mine. The closest name to mine that I could find is: 
Mirella
...And GUESS WHAT???
That means today, yes TODAY- 
September 21
 is MY NAME DAY!
What a cool coincidence.

You want to find out when your name days is? Go to this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_days_in_Hungary

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