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St. David's Day (Wales)

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St. David's Day (Wales)

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St. David's Day (Wales)

Saint David's Day (Welsh: Dydd Gŵyl Dewi, Welsh pronunciation: [dɨːð ɡʊɨl ˈdɛui]) is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on the first day of March, chosen in remembrance of the death of Saint David. The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century.

Saint David was a Welsh bishop of Mynyw during the 6th century; he was later regarded as a saint. He is the patron saint of Wales. David was a native of Wales, and a relatively large amount of information is known about his life. Wikipedia
Born 500 AD in Pembrokeshire Died on 1 March 589 AD in St Davids

The daffodil is the national flower of Wales, and is worn on St David's Day each 1 March. (In Welsh, the daffodil is known as "Peter's Leek", cenhinen Bedr/Cenin pedr.) The daffodil became popular in the 19th century.

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