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Published: March 1st 2017
Happy Saint David's Day!
Born in Caerfai, Wales, he founded a Celtic monastic comunity at Glyn Rhosyn (The Vale of Roses). He died on this day in 589AD, and since his canonisation in the 12th century, this feast day has been regularly celebrated. It is, disappointingly, not a public holiday, but almost was until it was struck down by the prime minister in 2007 *shakes fist* (true it woul would only have been a bank holiday in Wales, but still).
In Wales, St David is celebrated with parades that celebrate Welsh heritage and culture. School children take part in eisteddfodau (Welsh culture concerts), given a half-day holiday, and wear traditional Welsh clothing.People eat cawl, bara brith tea loaf and Welsh rarebit.
I bought some daffodils, the first time I've ever bought a bunch of flowers for myself. I don't technically have a vase, but they are sitting nicely in a large tumbler.
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