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1 mars 2011 2 01 /03 /mars /2011 08:08

"Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus !"... Happy St David's Day :-)

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The illustrations above show two symbols of Wales : the flag, on which you can see St George's Dragon (this legend symbolises when good wins over evil)... and [a field of] daffodils  -this flower is another symbol of Wales(2). Dewi Sant is the Welsh name of Saint David, the saint patron of WalesSaint David's Day falls on March 1.

What do you already know on St David's Day ?

Take the quiz : http://www.clker.com/cliparts/i/X/D/N/j/p/icon-with-question-mark-th.png-(from the CBBC site)

Two days ago, on BBC Radio 2, Brian D'Arcy explored the Welsh national character -in particular their passion for hymns.

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The programme lasts 33' : if you are not keen on this music genre, I suggest you start listening from 04':14" to 05'13" : one short minute on Saint David's life and legend.

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St David's Parade in Cardiff (2010)

 

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An article posted on the BBCnews website (today) :

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It tells us about Welsh official icons or symbols : leeks, daffodils, the Welsh flag or Welsh costumes... and a simple but tasty recipe too : Welsh Rarebit ! 

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(1) : photo by Mark Robinson, licensed under CC-BY 2.0

(2) : the photo wasn't taken in Wales... but in Cornwall ;-)


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