Saturday, May 21, 2005

Happy Name Day Eleni!

It's a special day!
Originally uploaded by athens2004blog.

Yes, today is a very special day - it's the Name Day of Eleni, my sister-in-law and a very close friend of Robin. Hope you have a good one Elz! With lots of love from me and my lovely wife.

(For those of you who don't know, the Greeks celebrate name days as much as they do birthdays. Name days are celebrated on the Saints day of the name you have. Today is the saint day of St Eleni (or St Helen), so it's Eleni's turn to celebrate.)

Na zisis Eleni! (as they say in Greece)


Dawn said...

What if you don't have a Saint's name? Do they just choose the one closest sounding to your name?

Anonymous said...

When is Robin's name day? Can we have a party?

KJ in the USA

Anonymous said...

I agree with KJ - let's start lobbying for a party!
Sarah, Derby