Skip to comments.St Davidís Day: 10 things you need to know about the Welsh festival
Posted on 03/01/2010 4:39:12 AM PST by prisoner6
1. St Davids Day falls every year on March 1. This was the date patron saint of Wales, St. David died in 589.
2. It wasnt until the 18th century though that St Davids Day was declared a national day of celebration in Wales.
3. Saint David is typically depicted holding a dove, and often standing on a hillock. His symbol is the leek.
4. In 2007 Tony Blair rejected calls for St. Davids Day to become a Welsh national holiday, despite a poll saying that 87% of Welsh people wanted a March 1 holiday.
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Another Milestone Of The Year passed!
“4. In 2007 Tony Blair rejected calls for St. Davids Day to become a Welsh national holiday, despite a poll saying that 87% of Welsh people wanted a March 1 holiday.”
I bet they had a holiday on March 1st BEFORE the Protestant Revolution. Most holidays were done away with by the Protestants. For some time even Christmas was done away with.
Pob dymuniad da!
Now about that tradition of swallowing a whole leek ...
Thanks. Glad to see St. David get the attention he deserves.
Not of Welsh descent but I named one of my sons for St. David. Happy St. David’s Day!
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