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Name days in Slovakia

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Name days in Slovakia

In Slovakia, each day of the year corresponds to a personal name (the original list was the Roman Catholic calendar of saints). People celebrate their name days (Slovak: meniny) on the date corresponding to their own given names. Slovak culture has accorded similar importance to a person's name day to his or her birthday.[1][2]

The list of the names assigned to the corresponding date is normally published in the calendar. However there are only one or two names listed in the calendar, even if more names are assigned to a date. The names in bold are listed in the calendar, the others are not, but may be officially given to a child. Children in Slovakia usually have names from this list. The most notable exceptions are the names in minority languages (such as Hungarian names) or a foreign name if the parents have a written proof from the corresponding embassy that the name really exists.


  • January 1
  • February 2
  • March 3
  • April 4
  • May 5
  • June 6
  • July 7
  • August 8
  • September 9
  • October 10
  • November 11
  • December 12
  • See also 13
  • References 14

See also


  1. ^ "Names and holidays in the Slovak calendar". Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Names and holidays in the Slovak calendar". Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
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