Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! (That’s Happy St David’s Day to those that don’t speak Welsh!). As the first patron saint celebration of the year, we thought it would be nice to give a nod to this special day on our blog.
So what is it? St David’s day is the celebration of the life of Wales’ patron saint, St David, and the Welsh culture on March 1st each year. David became a monk at a young age and is said to have founded a monastery close to where he was born. This area is now known as St Davids. There are many stories about the saint, from tales about him raising the dead to myths about milestones in his life being marked by springs of water appearing, but it is hard to know which are myth and truth!
Many people pin a daffodil to their clothes and some, especially children, wear traditional costumes. With the ‘Beast from the East’, this year is a bit of a snowy one for most. Regardless, we hope that you are enjoying yourselves.
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