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Januarius

(St.). A martyr in 305. Two vials of his blood are preserved in the cathedral at Naples, and every year on September 19 (the day of his martyrdom) the blood liquefies.

Order of St.
Januarius (patron saint of Naples), instituted in 1738 by Infante don Carlos.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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