Saints and Namedays

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Saints and Namedays

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Saints are special dates which are usually defined in Catholic countries. Every day of the year is assigned the name of a Saint. For example July 12th is always "Saint Olivier". Usually, each list of Saints does not change from one year to the next, but if required you can specify that one set be used until a given year and another set be used from that year onward.


Namedays are mainly defined in Scandinavian countries. Namedays are similar to saints but usually carry no religious significance :


In some Scandinavian countries, you must use one of the available namedays of the calendar to name your child; you cannot choose from outside this list.


In some countries the list of namedays changes from year to year, in some countries there can be one, two or as many as eight names in a given day, and still in other countries each diary producer is free to make up its own list of namedays !


Because of the above, nameday are defined in Q++Studio based on a specific date (January 12 1999, for example), as opposed to saints which are based on a recurring month and day (July 12, for example).


Saints and Namedays are edited or imported using the Saints and Namedays Manager, and are displayed using Saints tokens and Namedays tokens. The property Saints and Namedays Options contains all the display options specific to saints and namedays.

Topic 48 updated on 03-May-2018.
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