Happy St David’s Day

Many of you may not be aware, but I was born in Wales. I am third generation Welsh on my mother’s side. We moved away when I was eight but I have always felt strong ties to the land of my birth. I am proud to be Welsh.

Today is St David’s Day – a day in which all the Welsh celebrate their heritage. Yes, he was a Saint (the patron saint of Wales) and the whole history of this day is all about Saints and monks and Christianity. But it has evolved into being a day of celebration not based on religion.

As a young girl I remember going to school in my Welsh costume on that day – something like this:

There were singing contests – “eistedfodds” – and many people pinned daffodils or leeks to their lapels. Here the ground is still covered with snow – no daffs in sight!

It was a fun day to celebrate – but I am glad I have my memories.

Here I share with you Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau - Land of my Fathers – The Welsh National Anthem:

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  1. ilanadavita says:

    I have only been to Wales very briefly – a day trip to Hay-on-Wye for the books so I don’t have many images linked to Wales. I always associate Wales with rugby and since I have known you were Welsh… With you.

  2. IMA2FOUR7 says:

    I thought that was lovely. Thank you so much for the post!

  3. Ruthie says:

    Hadassah, Dydd Gwŷl Dewi Sant hapus!

  4. Jack says:

    That was very cool.

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