Happy St David’s Day from all at Veritas!
I talked about the Eisteddfod and St David’s Day traditions last week, but today I’d like to give you a little history about the day and its significance.
St David was a Welsh bishop in the 6th century, whose emblem is the dove. His symbol, which is also the symbol of Wales, is the leek. He is said to have died on March 1st, which is now St David’s Day.
Dewi Sant (the Welsh translation of St David, for those in the know) was said to have performed his best-known miracle at the Synod of Brefi. When some of his congregation were unable to hear his preaching, he is said to have risen up upon a new hill, to enable them to hear him better.
Although St David’s Day is a Christian holiday, the day has come to represent a sort of “Welsh Pride” day, and St David’s Day is celebrated by most Welsh people, regardless of faith.
We have been listening to music by Welsh artists all day to celebrate – what have you been up to today?