Saint David’s Day

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Dear friends,

If we were in Wales on March the first we would be celebrating St. David’s Day in one way or another.

Saint David, or Dewi Sant, as he is known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. He was a Celtic monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. During his life, he was the archbishop of Wales, and he was one of many early saints who helped to spread Christianity among the pagan Celtic tribes of western Britain.

In many towns there is an annual parade through the center of town. Concerts are held in pubs, clubs, and other venues. Many Welsh people wear one or both of the national emblems of Wales on their lapel: a leek, or daffodil.

The flag of Saint David often plays a central role in the celebrations and can be seen flying throughout Wales. Cawl, a traditional stew-like dish consisting of meat and vegetables, is frequently prepared and consumed.

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!

That means ‘Happy St. David’s Day’ in Welsh, but you had better get a Welshman to pronounce it for you πŸ˜€

Watch the celebrations on the streets of Cardiff in 2008:

Click here to learn more about cawl and how to cook it πŸ˜€


So say we all!!!