Posted by: rowenawilcox | March 1, 2010

Happy St David’s Day

WELSHED UP: Google's infamous logo changed to commemorate St David's Day

Sunny yellow daffodils, bright green leeks and fiery red dragons- three of the most popular Welsh symbols used to mark today, St David’s Day.

These sites, particularly the golden host of sunshine daffs are as welcoming as the immortal signage ‘Croeso i Cymru’, welcoming visitors old and new into our land of male voice choirs. After all, we are a tad short on fire breathing dragons nowadays, despite what the history books read.

Think of Wales and you’ll surely think of rugby, Stereophonics and now Gwen of Gavin and Stacey fame as well as the more traditional symbols listed above, just a changing ‘sign-of-the-times’ although some traditions never die.

St David’s Day.

Dewi Sant, the patron saint of Wales, was a sixteenth century monk who spread the word of Christianity throughout the country.

The most famous tale regarding St David is that he was preaching to a huge crowd who couldn’t see or hear him clearly and then the ground beneath him rose so he was visible to all.

March 1 is heralded St David’s Day so pin a daffodil or leek to your lapel (both if you want to feel extra Welsh), don the full Welsh costume and take your pet dragon for a walk to the shop next to the pit to pick up some welsh cakes and bara brith to eat in front of the TV whilst watching the rugby as Tom Jones’ ‘Delilah’ plays as the soundtrack to the scene.

Happy St David’s day, daffodils.


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