This is the old Swedish name day calendar, sanctioned by the Swedish Academy in 1901, with official status until 1972. Some days still refer to traditional or religious feasts rather than personal names. Some of the names below are linked to the original saints or martyrs from which they originate. A work group, consisting of the Swedish Academy, publishers and others, agreed to adopt a new name day list in 2001, very similar to the old one but with more names. It is intended that this list will be updated every 15 years. In the year of 2022 seven new names will be added.

In Sweden, it is not uncommon for people to celebrate their name day.

The tradition originated with the Calendar of Saints.[1]

Notes edit

  1. ^ In leap years February 24 was considered leap day with no name associated to it, thus moving the following February name days one day forward.

External links edit

  1. ^ Levush, Ruth (2017-07-31). "FALQs: Name Day Celebrations in Sweden | In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress". Retrieved 2020-07-18.