There are many unofficial holidays’, but all give us a reason to celebrate, and who can argue with that?! One of the newest ‘unofficial’ holidays is known as ‘Be an angel day’ which began in 1993 and is celebrated on August 22nd. This day is dedicated to treating people a little better, and we all know when we treat other people better, we feel better about ourselves! So do your own karma a favor today and act like an angel.
Gabriel (Greek)- An archangel, or messenger, act as administrators for other heavenly beings. This archangel is associated with the Moon. Meaning “man of God, or warrior of God.”
Angelo (Latin) – Italian form of Latin Angelus, meaning “angel, messenger.”
Raphael (Hebrew) – Meaning “healed of God” or “whom God has healed”
Zadkiel – The name of an archangel of freedom, benevolence, and mercy. Believed to be the angel who held back Abraham’s hand to keep him from sacrificing his son. He is associated with ritual magic, and the planet Jupiter. His name means “righteousness of God” in Hebrew.
Angela (Latin) – Feminine form of Latin Angelus, meaning “angel, messenger.”
Ariel (Hebrew) – meaning “lion of God”. This is the name of an archangel who rules the waters. It is also the name of a moon of Uranus, and the name of a spirit in Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.”
Malaika (Arabic) – name meaning “angels.”
Rosangela (Italian) – composed of Rosa “rose” and Angela “angel,” hence “rose-angel.”
“Be an angel – Do one small act of service for someone else; Be a blessing in someone’s life.”