Every year on February 12th, we honor Katherine with National Katherine Day. National Katherine Day, like other name appreciation days, is intended to recognize and honor Katherines of all shapes, sizes, and walks of life all around the world. Today is the perfect time to celebrate who you are as a Katherine, have a good time, and throw a party because you’re special.
On National Katherine Day, celebrate the Katherines in your life by buying them presents, showering them with praise, and telling them how much they mean to you. This includes your best friend, mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, teacher, and spouse.
The Significance of History
St. Catherine was allegedly slain by Emperor Maximinus II in Alexandria around the year 305 A.D. In the 10th century, 25 November was designated as the memorial date, and many European churches and, in especially, nunneries were built in her honour. This date has also been commemorated in Lutheran countries to honour Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
St. Catherine’s Day, like St. Martin’s Day on November 11, ushers in the cold season. St. Martin’s Day and St. Catherine’s Day are both mostly secular celebrations. The main difference between St. Martin’s Day and St. Catherine’s Day is that the former is traditionally celebrated by males and the latter by women.
THE National KATHERINE’S DAY CHRONOLOGY
In Egypt, a martyr is proclaimed 300 A.D
St. Catherine of Alexandria is put on a spiked wheel and eventually put to death there.
The Birth of a Queen 1729
Catherine the Great, who would go on to rule Russia as empress from 1762 until 1796, is born.
The Very First Oscar for Hepburn 1934
At the sixth annual Academy Awards, Katharine Hepburn took home the award for Best Actress.
Heigl Earns Title of “Most Desirable Lady” in 2008
AskMen.com, a website catering to men interested in lifestyle topics, has named actress Katherine Heigl the “most desirable woman of 2008.”
Webb-McCarron Conquers the Competition to Become Miss Alabama
The title of Miss Alabama United States of America goes to Katherine Elizabeth Webb-McCarron.
Is Today Catherine Day?
On April 29 we celebrate Catherine Day. We last found mention of Catherine Day 5 years and 8 months ago. On April 29th, our algorithms detected a large number of posts on social media referencing various national holiday celebrations.
NATIONWIDE CELEBRATIONS OF ST. KATHERINE
1. Give them your best wishes.
Don’t hold back on sending birthday wishes to any Katherine you know, no matter how far away they may be. Make contact with them by calling, texting, or mentioning them online. You might also send them presents; they’ll undoubtedly notice and appreciate your thoughtfulness.
2. Encourage their work
Supporting businesses run by Katherines is another way to show your appreciation on National Katherine Day. The recipient will feel cherished and appreciative of your thoughtfulness.
3. Celebrate with them
Host a small party for your favourite Katherine to honour her on this special day. The celebration need not be a huge or noisy event. If you want to have a good time, invite a few close pals around.
Staying true to its French roots, New Orleans now hosts an annual hat parade honoring the patron saint of milliners, seamstresses, and unattached women. It was modelled after an event held in Visual, a city in the east of France, on the weekend before Thanksgiving.