Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (yn Cymraeg/in Welsh).
I was gong to put both versions Welsh and English translations in the title but that would have been a bit long! 1st March is ‘the feast day of Saint David’, the patron saint of Wales. The date we celebrate St David’s Day is actually the day that he died back in 589 AD. I’ve done a bit of research as I’ve not studied it since school!
Traditional festivities to wearing daffodils and leeks which are recognised symbols of Wales and St David respectively. Some traditional Welsh foods are usually prepared on this day including cawl, Welsh rarebit and Welsh cakes (my favourite). I remember when I was younger and in school we would always wear a Welsh rugby jersey or traditional Welsh costumes. We would also wear a leek or daffodil for the day.
I am going to find and adapt a recipe for Welsh cakes to make them plant-based and vegan-friendly in the coming weeks. If I can I will put that on my blog as well for you to see.
There are actually parades that are put on in some towns and cities including Cardiff where I am for St David’s Day today. I’ve come up for a couple of days and am having a fantastic time. I love this city and it always feels like home to me since studying here for university and living in Cardiff between 2011 and 2014. I have dotted the images I have taken in Cardiff throughout this blog post so you can see some of the festivities!
I’m extremely patriotic which you may already know and very proud to be Welsh. I am really glad I had the chance to be in the capital city Cardiff today and celebrate St David’s Day in the heart of the festivities. I’ll also be posting photos/videos on my social media (links at the top/bottom of the site). Have a great day and thanks for reading.