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Residents of the Czech Republic have more than one special day a year. In addition to their birthdays each person also has a “Name Day”. A name day is the day that celebrates your given name! As you can imagine, the names are very “Czech” so finding “Emily”, (English and French) and “Eloise” (French) is a bit difficult.
I have been told that when those native to the Czech Republic have a baby they are given a list of names from which to choose the name for their child. I am not sure if this list is associated with the names for “Name Day”, but I assume that if you pick a name from the list you will most likely have a “Name Day”. Because I am not a native of the Czech Republic I did not have to comply with a list. However, Lillian has a name day after all! And today is her name day! Well, it is for Liliana, but I think that is close enough. So Happy Name Day, Lillian!
I guess the rest of us will just pick something that closely resembles our names. I think Jon has a close match. If you are interested in finding our your own name day just go to google and type in “Name Days Czech Republic”.