Happy St David’s Day!

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As a Welsh Media project, we thought we would help you celebrate St David’s Day.

Saint Davids Day, Welsh Dydd Gwyl Dewi, is the feast day of Saint David, who is the patron Saint of Wales, and the day falls on the First Day of March, and was chosen in the remembrance of the death of Saint David.

The tradition holds that he died on that day in 601, and the date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century.

The Flag of Wales, it incorporates the Red Dragon, which is now a popular Welsh symbol, and the other colours are Green and White, which are Tudor Colours, and was used by Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Some of the other Welsh Symbols are, the Leek is also a National emblem of Wales, and according to the legend of Saint David.

Saint David ordered his Welsh soldiers to identify themselves by wearing the vegetables on their helmets in an ancient battle, against the Saxons.

The Daffodil is the National Flower of Wales, and is worn on St Davids Day each March 1st in Wales.

In Welsh, the Daffodil is known as “Peters Leek”, and the Daffodil became popular in the 19th Century.

So from me Chris Ward and all the team at Energize…

Happy St David’s Day!

 

Chris Ward

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