Michaelmas, or the Feast of Michael and All Angels, is celebrated on the 29th of September every year. As it falls near the equinox, the day is associated with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days; in England, it is one of the “quarter days”. Traditionally, in the British Isles, Michaelmas is celebrated with a well fattened goose family dinner.
House names in Wales, in the Welsh language are part of a very distinctive, cultural and linguistic heritage. The Welsh language is one of the oldest living languages in Europe and many house names together with the names of farms, features in the countryside and other geographical landmarks form part of this rich heritage. Here's 28 names, one for each letter of the Welsh alphabet.
Beaches in Wales are some of the most stunningly beautiful beaches in the world, with hundreds of hidden coves and bays. Despite their beauty, many of these beaches remain relatively inaccessible, little known and rarely visited. From Llanddwyn on Anglesey to Cefn Sidan in Carmarthenshire, there's a beach to suit everybody... and at Llanddwyn is the home to the Patron Saint for Welsh lovers!
Here in Wales on the 1st of March we celebrate St David’s Day, which commemorates the anniversary of Saint David's death in 589 AD. Interestingly, a survey made available by CADW suggests that a surprisingly high number of adults in Wales are not familiar why the country celebrates St David’s Day, which prompted us at FelinFach to reveal 10 interesting facts about our Welsh Patron.
Hiraeth is a Welsh word in everyday use in modern times. It is also one of a few Welsh words that is commonly used in the English language like bach and cwtch. There is no single English word that adequately translates the meaning of the word but it means a deep sense of longing, a yearning for that which has past, a sense of homesickness tinged with grief or sorrow over the lost or departed.
Cawl, or Welsh cawl is a Welsh word, also known as ‘lobscows’ in north Wales, and is recognised as a Welsh National dish. It is used to describe a hearty stew of meat and vegetables - the nearest English translation of the word is a soup or a broth. However, cawl is a meal rather than a soup. When accompanied by freshly made bread and Caerphilly cheese, it is a definitely a meal and not a just a ‘starter’!
Cardiff has been the capital city of Wales since 1955. It is the most important administrative, shopping, and cultural centre in the country. It is also the headquarters for many national organisations and government departments including the Senedd (the Wales Parliament). Here are 25 points in the history of Cardiff in the two hundred years from 1800 to 1999.
Promote Wales, Promote Love, Celebrate St Dwynwen's Day. St Dwynwen's Day is Wales' St Valentine’s Day, celebrated on 25th January and is the most romantic day in the Welsh calendar year. It is celebrated with the giving and receiving of cards and presents and by saying "I Love you" in Welsh, "Rwy'n dy garu di".
On 26th December, FelinFach received its 300th customer review from a Margaret S. who purchased a Pen Dinas blanket. Her 5-star review stated "Beautiful blanket - Purchased the red gold / leaf green as a gift for my mother, who was delighted with it. Lovely warm colours and soft wool". See all customer reviews on FelinFach.com, Click here…
Snowdonia is a region in north west Wales and includes Wales' highest mountain (Snowdon) and 90 mountain peaks and mountain ranges. Snowdonia also boasts an historic mountain railway that climbs to the summit of Wales's highest mountain at 3,560 feet above sea level
You might ask yourself when is St. Davids day? Here in Wales we commemorate the anniversary of Saint Davids death on the 1st of March of each year. St David was the Patron Saint of Wales who died on 1st March 589 AD. It is Wales' own day in the annual calendar. However, it wasn’t until the 18th century that St Davids Day became a national day of celebration in Wales.