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National Blessing Day – May 1, 2023

National Blessing Day takes place on May 1 to celebrate and appreciate all the people who share the name Blessing. Although the name is not very popular, it has an awesome meaning, “divine gift” or “God’s favor and protection.” The name Blessing is used for both males and females, as both a surname and a given name. There are notable people with Blessing as their surname and given name, including Donald Blessing, Karl Blessing, Blessing Chinedu, and Blessing Chebundo.

History of National Blessing Day

National Blessing Day is celebrated on May 1. May was chosen after the month in which the National Day of Prayer is observed in the United States since a blessing is sometimes associated with prayer. The name Blessing is said to be of British origin, meaning ‘consecration.’ The name also means “divine gift.” When it comes to meaning, there are a lot of names derived from other languages that mean ‘blessing,’ such as Barack, Aksha, and Beneficio. Barack, as in Barack Obama, means “a blessing” in Swahili.

Blessing means “God’s favor and protection.” In religion, a blessing is said to be the infusion of something with holiness, spiritual redemption, or divine will. And God is believed to be the source of all blessings. When one expresses a blessing, it is like bestowing a wish on someone that they experience the favor of God and acknowledge God as the source of all blessings. Those who were given the name Blessing are expected to be people favored by God, as well as being the blessing itself for the people around them.

According to the U.S. census in 2018, there were 264 girls named Blessing. In 2019, the name had the highest rank, with 322 girls given the name. One of the notable women named blessing is Joyce Blessing, which is also the popular name of Joyce Akosua Twene, an African gospel musician who started singing in the church at the early age of 14. In 2013, she became famous with a new showbiz name, Joyce Blessing.

National Blessing Day timeline

2007
Twene’s Showbiz Names

Twene starts a ministry with the showbiz name Joyce Tuffuor and records her first album, dubbed “Obi Ntu Nyame Fo.”

2013
Blessing’s Famous Song

Twene has a new showbiz name, Joyce Blessing, and becomes very famous, after releasing her song ‘Monko Moakyi.’

2014
The Ghana Music Awards

Blessing makes her first appearance at the Ultimate Ghana Music Awards.

2018
Taking the Lead

Blessing takes the lead among other gospel musicians in Ghana.

National Blessing Day FAQs

Is Blessing a boy or girl name?

The name Blessing is said to be primarily a female name.

How popular is the name Blessing?

From 1880 to 2018, the name Blessing was recorded 2,937 times in the S.S.A. public database.

What name in the Bible means Blessing?

In the “Bible,” the name Asher means ‘blessing.’

National Blessing Day Activities

  1. Get the word out

    Tell other people about National Blessing Day. All the Blessings around the globe need to know that they have a special day for them.

  2. Get together

    If you are a Blessing, you may want to connect with other Blessings. With the help of the internet, it would be easier for you to do so.

  3. Spread the blessing

    Your name implies something big. You may want to do some good deeds to celebrate this National Blessing Day. We all need blessings.

5 Notable People Named Blessing

  1. Donald Blessing

    He was an American coxswain who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics.

  2. Tom Blessing IV

    He is an independent film and television producer and project manager known for the television series pilot “Loveline”.

  3. Blessing Okagbare

    Okagbare-Otegheri is a former Nigerian track and field athlete who specialized in Long jump and sprints, holding the Women’s 100 meters Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time at 10.85 seconds.

  4. Blessing Chebundo

    Chebundo is a Zimbabwean politician who rose to fame by defeating Emmerson Mnangagwa in a contest to represent the Kwekwe constituency in the Zimbabwean parliament in the 2000 parliamentary election.

  5. Lee Blessing

    He is an American playwright who is best known for his work “A Walk in the Woods.”

Why We Love National Blessing Day

  1. It is a day of appreciation

    The goal of celebrating National Blessing Day is to appreciate all the people who share the name Blessing. Hopefully, all the Blessings will have a blessed day today.

  2. It is about awareness

    Maybe not all Blessings know about their special day. Sharing this information would probably reach a Blessing or two.

  3. It serves as a reminder

    Whether you are a Blessing or not, National Blessing Day is a reminder for us to do good deeds. The day is a representation of a blessing.

National Blessing Day dates

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2024May 1Wednesday
2025May 1Thursday
2026May 1Friday
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