Saint David’s Day

David (the patron saint of Wales) was a sixth century Welsh monk who became famous throughout his country as a caring Christian man who devoted his life to serving God and helping others. It is claimed that David lived for over 100 years, and he died on a Tuesday 1 March (now St David’s Day).

St David’s Day has been a national festival in Wales since the 18th century, and is still marked with gusto. Many people will wear either a daffodil or a leek, which are both symbols of Wales. Every year parades are held in Wales to commemorate St. David. The largest of these is held in Cardiff.