Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! Happy Saint David’s Day!

The 1st of March is Saint David’s Day which is a national day and is celebrated in Wales (UK) every year. Saint David is the national patron saint of Wales and the 1st of March is recognised in remembrance of his death on this day in 589AD.

Saint David was born at the end of the 5th Century and went to school in Cardiganshire before going on several pilgrimages, including to Jerusalem. He later settled in South Wales where he set up a religious community. It was there that many miracles occured and which were attributed to Saint David.

Celebrations in honour of Saint David include parades in Cardiff as well as concerts and cultural events across Wales. Many Welsh people wear emblems on their clothing in honour of Saint David’s Day. They either wear daffodils – which is a flower and a symbol of Wales -or, a leek – a vegetable which is Saint David’s personal symbol.

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! Happy St David’s Day!

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