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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The Haute Farms Feast of St. David, March 1


WELSH people are getting ready to celebrate their patron saint on St David's Day. But who is St David and how do they celebrate his day?

 What is St David's Day?
St David's Day, which falls on March 1 every year, is the feast day of Wales' patron saint.
It was declared Wales' national day of celebration in the 18th Century and it is still celebrated throughout the country.


Why do people wear leeks on St David's Day? 

Traditionally people wear leeks and daffodils – the national symbols of Wales – on St David’s Day.
According to legend, St David ordered Britons to wear leeks in their helmets so that they could recognise each other during battle with Saxon invaders.
St David's Day celebrations normally involve singing Welsh folk songs and having tea with Welsh cake and fruit bread.
Wales' national flag – showing a red dragon – is also flown from buildings to mark St David's Day.

The link to Haute Farms is here.