National Evan Day

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Oh, you've stumbled upon National Evan Day. It's a thing! (we swear!) A jovial event that celebrates all the fabulous Evans across the world, garnering a massive total of... drumroll, please... FOUR mentions online. Big cheers erupted, especially on the monumental day of January 13th, 2016 - a day that will live forever in Evan-history.

When is Evan Day?

It's national evan day on the 13th January.


So, what makes National Evan Day worth celebrating? Well, consider how many noteworthy Evans have graced the planet. There's the express train of talent and good looks, actor Chris Evans, and who could forget acoustic crooner, Evan Dando, the singing-box-hero? National Evan Day honours these Evans and all the unsung Evan heroes in our daily lives.

The Day of Celebrations

Although it's still gathering steam, with the most notable mention happening on the (now legendary) January 13th, 2016, National Evan Day can be marked in a myriad of fun ways. Got an Evan in your life? Time to shower them with appreciation! Do you just like the name Evan? Spread the Evan love around. Know absolutely no one named Evan? Well, isn't it an opportune day to meet one?

Towards The Future

Although National Evan Day might not be a globally recognized day of celebration (yet), we firmly believe that it's on its way to calender fame. After all, every Evan we've met has been worth celebrating.

History behind the term 'Evan'


The Birth of 'Evangelion'

In the year 1097, the term 'evan' made its first appearance in history with the birth of the Greek word 'Evangelion,' which translates to 'good news' or 'gospel.' The term originally referred to the Christian message about the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as well as the books containing this message.

14th Century

Evans and the English Surname

During the 14th century, the English surname 'Evans' emerged. Derived from the Welsh name 'Ieuan,' which came from the Hebrew name 'Yochanan' meaning 'God is gracious,' 'Evans' became a popular surname in Wales and later spread across the United Kingdom. This adoption of 'evan' as a surname contributed to its growing usage within English-speaking communities.


Evangeline and Longfellow's Poetry

In 1859, the renowned American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published his epic poem 'Evangeline,' which tells the story of Acadian lovers separated during the forced expulsion of Acadians by the British. This poem became extremely popular, and the name 'Evangeline' gained significant recognition in English-speaking countries. With 'Evangeline' being a feminine form of 'Evangelion,' it further contributed to the presence of 'evan' within the cultural landscape.

Late 19th Century

Evangelist and Revival Meetings

During the late 19th century, the term 'evangelist' rose to prominence, specifically referring to preachers who conducted revival meetings and aimed to spread the Christian gospel. As these evangelists garnered significant attention, the term 'evangelist' became closely associated with fervent religious preaching and the propagation of faith. Thus, further solidifying the cultural impact of 'evan.'

20th Century

Evangelical Movements and Popularity

Throughout the 20th century, various evangelical movements and charismatic preachers emerged, resulting in a surge of interest in evangelical Christianity. The term 'evangelical' became widely recognized, representing a particular branch of Protestant Christianity emphasizing personal conversion and active evangelism. With the rise of evangelicalism, 'evan'-related terms gained even more cultural significance across different regions and societies around the globe.

Did you know?

Did you know the name Evan is derived from 'Iefan', a Welsh form of John, which means 'God is gracious'? Well, for all the goodness our Evans bring into the world, no doubt about it!


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First identified

13th January 2016

Most mentioned on

13th January 2016

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