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Or hapus Dydd Gŵyl Dewi as they say in Welsh!
St David’s Day is this Friday, March 1, 2013. The Feast Day for St. David, the Patron Saint of Wales, is always celebrated on the 1st of March – the day David is believed to have died in 589.
It is customary to wear either a leek or a daffodil to celebrate the holiday which was first recognized as a public holiday in 2000.
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The leek and the daffodil are two of the Welsh national emblems with the leek being St David’s personal symbol.
During the festive day the flag of St David is displayed:
Children in Wales will perform in school concerts or eisteddfodau.
Cawl, the national dish of Wales, will be eaten across the land. Cawl is a soup consisting of many different ingredients but the more modern versions have, lamb, leeks and potatoes.Click here to link to some fabulous BBC recipes for St. David’s day. I think I will make the chicken and leek pie and some Welsh cakes!
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And even the local grocers will have a sale going to help you prepare for the day. I especially love this ad from ASDA for all your St David’s Day Essentials – including Welsh malt Whisky!
Will you be partaking in St. David’s Day festivities? Have you been to Wales?
What countries have you visited where you have adopted their traditions and celebrations?
Hapus Dydd Gŵyl Dewi!