St. David is the patron saint of Wales. Every year, St. David’s Day is observed on 1st March to commemorate his death.
History says that St David died on 1 March in 589 CE.
He was buried at the site of St Davids Cathedral, where his shrine remains a popular place of pilgrimage.
St. David’s Day has been celebrated all over Wales since the 18th century.
Wales has its own language – Welsh. Welsh is spoken by some 30% of the population of Wales.
The national flower of Wales is the daffodil. However the humble leek is also a proud national symbol. The national musical instrument is the Welsh Harp.
St. David’s Day is a traditional festival in Wales; where, some men and women and especially children get dressed in traditional Welsh costumes.
Traditional Welsh Folk Song – Sospan Fach ‘ / The Little Suacepan
St. David’s last words to his followers were:
‘Be joyful, keep the faith, and do the little things that you have heard and seen me do.’
The phrase ‘Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd’ – ‘Do the little things in life’ – is still a well-known maxim in Wales.
Wales lays claim both to its own flag, a red dragon on a green and white background; and, has its own national anthem.
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Watching the White Wheat Bloom Harp Video Source Attribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOz8yWs751U
Dance Video Source Attribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_jMCsiYHTE
Folk Song Video Source Attribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cilThfDX66A
Welsh Flag Source Attribution https://pixabay.com/vectors/wales-flag-country-uk-28516/
Anthem Video Source Attribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWdWrTQpoHc