St David's Day

1st March 2021

St. David’s Day

St. David’s Day is the feast day of the patron saint of Wales, Saint David.

He was born on the south-west coast of Wales, in a similar location to where St. David’s is today, where there are many stories about miracles happening.

The Date of his death is believed to be the 1st of March 589, which is why that day specifically is used to celebrate his achievements!

A tradition for marking St. David’s Day involves wearing Wales’ national emblems, a daffodil and a leek.

Facts about St. David

•St. David was officially recognised as a saint by Pope Callixtus in 1120 AD.
•During St. David’s life, it was said that he performed many miracles and the most famous one happened in Llanddewi Brefi when he was preaching to a crowd of people. The ground where he stood rose up to form a small hill so everyone could see him properly.
•It is believed that St. David lived to be over 100 years old!
•St. David was a vegetarian.

St. David's supposed last words to his community of monks were: "Brothers be ye constant. The yoke which with single mind ye have taken, bear ye to the end; and whatsoever ye have seen with me and heard, keep and fulfil."

The Flag of Wales
Welsh: Baner Cymru or Y Ddraig Goch, meaning ' the red dragon ', consists of a red dragon on a green and white field.