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Andreas Hansen born 1980-08-02.
Currently: Living in Varnamo, Sweden.
Hobbies: Music, Traveling, Cars, Training.
Favourite food: Simple food.
Current favourite tune: Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli - Concrete Angel.
Occupation: IT Manager at S.Works AB part of Axelent Group
Name day facts
A name day is a tradition in many countries in Europe and Latin America that consists of celebrating the day of the year associated with one's given name.
The custom originated with the Christian calendar of saints: believers named after a saint would celebrate that saint's feast day.
In many countries, however, there is no longer any explicit connection to Christianity.
It remains more popular in the Catholic and Orthodox parts of Europe, as Protestant churches generally do not venerate saints.
The concept of name days is similar to the more common birthday, except that the association of a name to a day is entirely arbitrary.
In the Eastern Orthodox Tradition, the name day corresponds to the day on which a saint "fell asleep" or died.

Sweden
From the 18th century onwards, names used by the royal family were introduced to the Swedish list of name days, followed by other common names.
In 1901 a comprehensive modernization was made to make the list up to date with current names.
The monopoly on almanacs, held by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, expired in 1972 and so did the official name day list.
Competing name day lists began to emerge but the official list was still in general use until 1986 when consensus of a new list with three names on each day was reached.
This list was revised in 1993 and reduced to two names on each day.
However, widespread dissatisfaction with the list prompted the Swedish Academy to compile a new two-name list which was finally accepted and brought into use in 2001.
Although it does not have the official status of the 1901 or older lists, it is now universally used in Sweden.
Source: Wikipedia

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