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2012 American Nameday Calendar
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This year we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of our calendar - the first edition of the "American Name Day Calendar of First Names" was published here in the United States back in 1982.   As a matter of fact, the calendar Americanized the centuries old popular European tradition of celebrating first names in the same manner as birthdays are celebrated.

Just like in last year and in the past few years, our 2012 website contains 3 FREE online versions:
1. The months of the "Quick View" version, clickable on the very top of the page, open instantly. These months include all the names on their namedays, but not holidays and moon phases, nor the "Notables" (basis for namedays).
2. The months of "Main" online version can be viewed and downloaded from the left side column. They include the names and corresponding dates of all those "Notables" in religion and American history on whom most of our namedays are based. This version also includes Holidays and Moon Phases.
3. The monthly pages of the "Conventional" version can be viewed from the pull-down menu below. They do include holidays and moon phases, but not the names of the "Notables" on whom namedays are based.
Suitable for those who prefer not to have names and dates of these notables shown in the calendar.
These pages are also in PDF-files, therefore, depending on your Internet connection speed, it may take a few moments for each page to open.
(Before downloading and printing, please read the copyright notice on the bottom of this page.)

Cover page of the 2012 calendar.

2012 Calendar Cover

Our goal is, and has been since 1982, to have everyone in America celebrate namedays just like birthdays, and to have it become a wonderful tradition for every family.
As an example of how significant a family tradition celebrating namedays can be, below we show a part of the then 7 years old student's poster "My Family's History", displayed on the wall of his classroom a few years ago.

Family Tradition

And a really nice thing about this celebration and using the calendar is that observing and celebrating namedays can be started at any time of the year.

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However, you may download and print pages of the
American Nameday (or Name Day) Calendar of First Names
for your own personal, non-commercial use only.