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.

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Celebrate Welsh Valentine’s Day

St Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, which makes her the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine.  St Dwynwen’s Day is celebrated in Wales on 25 January.

The story of Dwynwen dates back to the 5th century when she fell in love with a Prince called Maelon Dafodrill, but her father was determined that she would marry another man. [Read more…]

Did you know … Penguins are Welsh

Compilers of the new online version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) have highlighted the influence of Wales on the English language.  The dictionary claims to be the only English dictionary that tries to get to the roots of the first known use of every word in the English language.   [Read more…]