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When is St David’s Day 2017? How do the Welsh celebrate and who was St David?

February 24, 2017 4:42 PM
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When is St David’s Day 2017? How do the Welsh celebrate and who was St David?

ST DAVID’S Day is celebrated every year in Wales as its national day. Find out why and when the celebrations take place this year.

It is a day for the people of Wales to sing traditional songs, proudly display flags and watch parades through their streets.

The holiday is the national day of Wales, much like St George’s Day in England in April and St Andrew’s Day in Scotland in November.

Wales players and manager Chris Coleman wave to fans on a open top bus during the homecoming celebrations in Cardiff City centre.

Legend says St David made Welsh soldiers wear leeks on their helmets to distinguish them from Saxon troops during battle.

Alongside the red dragon on green and white, St David’s flags - with a yellow cross on a black background - will be unfurled in public.

St David’s Day will be a great time to taste traditional bites such Welsh cakes, tea loaf or crampon pancakes.

Many sites of Welsh national heritage are open to visitors on St David’s Day. Celebrations go as far back as the 12th century.

Source: express.co.uk

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