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St. David's Day

"Cymru am byth" (Wales forever)

Happy St. David's Day! Wales is a country rich in symbolism, with each emblem carrying its own unique history and significance. The red dragon of Wales has its origins shrouded in mythology, famously appearing on the national flag and emblematic of the country's fierce independence and ancient Celtic roots. The leek, an emblem of Welsh pride, dates back to the 6th century when, according to legend, St. David advised Welsh soldiers to wear leeks on their helmets in a battle against the Saxons to distinguish themselves from the enemy, leading to a decisive victory! Similarly, the daffodil, which blooms around St. David's Day in early March, became a national symbol in the 19th century for its resemblance to the leek and its vibrant, springtime bloom, symbolizing new beginnings. St. David himself, the patron saint of Wales, is celebrated for his piety and miracles, with his feast day, March 1st, marked by the wearing of leeks and daffodils. In some Welsh regiments, soldiers even eat a raw leek on St David's Day! 🌱 🐉 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

For Saint David's Day, patron saint of Wales, we have "Brithwe Dewi Sant (Welsh)" tartan." Brithwe' is the Welsh for a coloured fabric.

Designed by Sheila Daniel of Cambrian Woollen Mill, Powys, from an ancient design, the colours chosen represent those of Wales and incorporates odd numbered threads and a differing warp and weft to create a vertical stripe.

David (known in Welsh as Dewi) was a bishop who founded many monasteries in Wales in the 6th century.

It is claimed that David lived for over 100 years and that he died on a Tuesday, the first of March.  His last words to his followers were in a sermon on the previous Sunday which included the phrase:

"Do ye the little things in life" ("Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd").  


For more about St. David, click the collage of St. David's Day symbols.

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