Sunday, 20 February 2011

St David's Day

A few people have asked what St David's day is when I mentioned it a few weeks ago so here is an explanation.


Wales is a small country that is part of the UK. 
More information can be found at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales


 Welsh Flag


Saint David's Day (Welsh: Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant) is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March each year. The date of 1 March was chosen in remembrance of the death of Saint David on that day in 589, and has been celebrated by followers since then.The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century.


To celebrate this day, people wear a symbol of 
 a leek, 
or daffodil. 

Children in Wales take part in school concerts usually called an eisteddfod, with recitation and singing being the main activities. Children usually dress up in welsh costume or in modern days boys are more often found wearing a welsh rugby shirt than the more traditional costume:
 

There are a few traditional Welsh foods that are often eaten on St David's Day:
Cawl 
Welsh cakes 
Bara Brith 






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1 comment:

  1. Can't wait til Sunday, we'll have Welsh cakes after church....I could just go but a baking circle but its easier to eat others!

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