This past weekend was a double celebration. Saturday was International Womens Day and Sunday was my name day.
I got lots of lovely flowers and we went out to have lunch.
I had grilled cheese with grilled vegetables and bulgur.
Because it was womens day, every lady got a free dessert 🙂 A baked banana with caramel sauce and whipped cream. Sorry I forgot to take a photo of that. But one dessert is never enough so we also got a cheesecake with peanut sauce:
The Blackberry boys playing at the restaurant.
Blackberry #2 eating an apple by himself, with his (now) 5 teeth 🙂
Blackberry #1 eating a Dobos cake at a name day celebration. He is stitting next to his Brother-in-law 🙂 (Little Brother of his wife).
A name day is a tradition in many countries in Europe that consists of celebrating the day of the year associated with one’s given name.
Name days (in Hungarian: névnap) in Hungary are very popular, often as much as a person’s actual birthdate. A woman is typically given flowers on her name day by acquaintances, including in the workplace. A bottle of alcohol is a common gift for men on their name day. Children frequently bring sweets to school to celebrate their name days. Name days are more often celebrated than birthdays in workplaces, presumably because it is simpler to know the date since most calendars contain a list of name days.
Do you celebrate name days?