Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Name Day, Václav! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Václav.  Happy name day, Václav!
The name Václav is of Czech origin and means "wealth of glory".  Saint Václav (known as Wenceslas in English) was a 10th century duke of Bohemia who was murdered by his brother.  He is the patron saint of the Czech Republic.

The name Václav holds a special place in my heart.  My grandfather's name is Václav and yesterday was his birthday.  He's no longer with us, but not a day goes by where he's not thought of and loved.