Week ending Friday 1 March 2019
Today is St David’s Day
St David – or Dewi Sant in Welsh – was born on the south-west coast of Wales, near to where the city of St David’s is today.
One of the famous stories about St David is from when he was speaking to a large crowd and someone shouted “We won’t be able to see or hear him.” Then, the ground David sood on is said to have risen up so that he was standing on a hill, making it easier for everyone to see him.
It is said that he lived for more than 100 years and died on Tueday 1 March 589.
Traditional festivities include wearing daffodils and leeks, both recognised symbols of Wales and Saint David respectively, eating traditional Welsh food including cawl and Welsh rarebit, and women wearing traditional Welsh dress.