National Margaret Day

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Get out the confetti, and tell all your friends! It's time to celebrate an incredibly special day observed by few but loved by many: National Margaret Day. It's a day of all things Margaret. And who doesn't love a Margaret, right? Don't worry if you can't remember the last time you celebrated one — we've got you covered!

When is Margaret Day?

It's national margaret day on the 23rd February.

What Is National Margaret Day?

National Margaret Day is, you guessed it, a day to celebrate all the Margarets in your life. This day had its digital debut with only four little mentions online. However, it seized the internet spotlight when it most mentions appeared on the 23rd of February, 2017. The origins of this day remain a mysteriously delightful puzzle, reminding us of the infinite wonders of the internet's vast corridors.

How to Observe this Day?

From Margaret from accounting to your neighbor, Mrs. Margaret, this day is all about showing appreciation to those splendid Margarets around you. Maybe it's a thoughtful gift, or a special treat. You could even write a poem in their honor! And hey, the Margarets of the word could use a little spotlight, right?!

Why We Love this Day?

It's a day to appreciate those who enrich our lives. But more than that, it's a rare chance to show your favorite Margaret just how much you care. In the hustle and bustle of life, we often forget to take a moment and appreciate those around us. National Margaret Day is that much-needed reminder.

History behind the term 'Margaret'

11th century

Origin of the name Margaret

The name 'Margaret' has its origins in ancient Greece and means 'pearl'. It was derived from the Greek word 'margarites', which is linguistically related to the Sanskrit word 'margaron', also meaning 'pearl'. The name gained popularity in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.

13th century

Saint Margaret of Antioch

In the 13th century, the popularity of the name Margaret was further heightened by the cult of Saint Margaret of Antioch. Margaret of Antioch was a Christian martyr who lived during the 3rd century. Her story of surviving various tortures and her refusal to renounce her faith became widely known, leading to her veneration as a saint. As a result, many parents began naming their daughters Margaret in her honor.

14th - 16th centuries

Royalty and nobility

During the 14th to 16th centuries, the name Margaret continued to be popular due to its association with royalty and nobility. Several European monarchs and noblewomen bore the name Margaret, including Margaret of Denmark, Margaret of Scotland, and Margaret Tudor, who was the queen consort of Scotland. This association with influential figures helped solidify the name's enduring popularity.

19th century

The rise of variant spellings

In the 19th century, variant spellings of the name Margaret began to emerge. Some of these variations included Marguerite, Margarita, and Margery. These alternative spellings not only provided individuals with more choices but also contributed to the overall diversity and evolution of the name.

20th century

Margaret becomes a timeless classic

Throughout the 20th century and into the present day, the name Margaret has maintained its popularity as a timeless classic. Its rich historical and cultural significance, combined with its elegant and versatile nature, have ensured its enduring appeal. From famous actresses such as Margaret Rutherford to notable political figures like Margaret Thatcher, the name Margaret continues to leave its mark on various fields and continues to be a beloved choice for parents.

Did you know?

Did you know, the name Margaret means 'pearl' and has been popular for over a thousand years? So, you're not just celebrating a Margaret, you're celebrating a real gem!


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First identified

23rd February 2017

Most mentioned on

23rd February 2017

Total mentions


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