Monday, March 1, 2010

St. David's Day

Today, March 1, many Welsh people will be wearing leeks and or daffodils, which are both national symbols, for it is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales. The first day of March was chosen in remembrance of the death of St. David who died on March 1st in 589.

At Glyn Rhosyn,in Pembrokeshire, St. David founded a Celtic monastery, where St. David's Cathedral stands today. The foundation became an important Christian shrine, and is considered by many to be the most important center in Wales. David was known throughout the Celtic world as a teacher and ascetic.

There will be parades, concerts, festivals and all sorts of celebrations in many towns in Wales today to commemorate St. David.

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