Monday, March 02, 2009

I slipped up...

...and forgot to wish all my readers a happy St. David's Day yesterday.

Welsh flag

For those of you who don't live in Wales and may not know anything about this, 1st of March is a national festival celebrating all things Welsh. St. David is the patron 'saint' of Wales and supposedly helped to spread Christianity among the pagan Celtic tribes of western Britain. There are many legends and mysteries associated with his story, most of which I suspect are fabricated. However, March 1 is a good excuse to celebrate Wales and being Welsh!

10 Welsh facts:
  1. The leek is a national emblem of Wales
  2. The daffodil is also a national emblem and is traditionally worn by Welsh people on St. David's Day
  3. The Welsh name for Wales is Cymru (pronounced cum-ree)
  4. The capital of Wales is Cardiff
  5. Wales is known for its love spoons which are beautifully carved from wood and given as a gift between lovers
  6. Wales' national sport is rugby
  7. Wales is known as a land of music and song. Welsh male voice choirs have received international acclaim and several famous singers are Welsh
  8. Welsh is one of the oldest European languages still spoken today
  9. Red gold, mined in the beautiful Snowdonian mountain range, is used for the Royal Family's wedding rings
  10. Wales is the homeland of millions of sheep.

1 comment:

Bethany said...

Thanks for sharing those facts. Now I know some things about Wales