Today in Wales is National St. David’s Day – Hefina Phillips, Welsh professor at St Michael’s College, U of T joins me now.
5.. St David – or Dewi Sant –He died on 1st March at some point in the second half of the 6th century AD. He became a Catholic saint in the 12th Century and was recognised as the Welsh Patron Saint. St David’s Cathedral marks the spot of the community he founded.
4. What to wear: A leek – apparently used as a distinguishing symbol in battle – or a daffodil is a customary adornment for the day, although schools sometimes encourage ‘full traditional costume’.
3. What to say: ‘Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus!’ Or ‘Happy St David’s Day!’
2. What to eat & drink: Wales has plenty of traditional dishes to choose from – laverbread (yes, it is actually seaweed, not bread at all), cawl, which is a rich casserole, and plenty of sweet things too such as Welsh cakes,
1. Star Struck! Some famous celebrities you may not have known are Welsh are – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Christian Bale, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Sheen, Bonnie Tyler and the one and only Tom Jones!
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