Stephen is held on August 3. Discovery of the relic. Christian feast day. This event in the first decade of the month August is annual. Help us
Stephen, traditionally venerated as the protomartyr or first martyr of Christianity, was, according to the Acts of the Apostles, a deacon in the early Church at Jerusalem who angered members of various synagogues by his teachings. Accused of blasphemy at his trial, he made a speech denouncing the Jewish authorities who were sitting in judgment on him and was then stoned to death. Saul of Tarsus, later known as Paul, a Pharisee and Roman citizen who would later become a Christian apostle, participated in Stephen's martyrdom.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Lughnasadh in the Northern hemisphere, Imbolc in the Southern hemisphere on August 1 (traditionally begins on the eve of August 1. Gaels, Ireland, Scotland, Neopagans);
Clown Day in Italy on August 3 (In Italy, they call it Internazionale pagliaccio giorni);
August Bank Holiday in Ireland on August 5 (celebrated on the first Monday of August);
Holiday of the city of Sanluri in Italy on August 10 (in honor of St. Lawrence)