Owain Glyndŵr Day, 16th September

by Morgana . September 16, 2020 13 min read

Owain Glyndŵr  Day, 16th September, commemorates the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. Today, he is a figure of mass culture in Wales, with statues, flags and monuments alongside pubs and street names remembering him. He is possibly one of the greatest Welshmen of all time if not the greatest. His name is still remembered and revered today.

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Roald Dahl Day

by Morgana . August 31, 2020 7 min read

Be part of the worldwide celebrations for Roald Dahl's Day on Sunday 13th September 2020! Dahl’s story began in 1916 in when he was born at Villa Marie, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, a house name was named after the first wife. In 1918 his father, Harald, purchased a much grander property, Ty Mynydd (Mountain House in Welsh), a large farm of 150 acres in Radyr, near Cardiff.

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St Davids Day in Welsh

by Morgana . April 14, 2020 3 min read

St David is the patron saint of Wales and is celebrated on the 1st of March. Welsh people from all over the world mark the day by wearing one of the two national symbols. These symbols are the daffodil, or the leak. Welsh people will also greet each other with ‘Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus’, which translates as happy St David’s day in Welsh

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St David's Day 2020 - Patron Saint of Wales

by Morgana . February 25, 2020 4 min read

St David is the Patron Saint of Wales and on 1st March each year is the feast day of Saint David commemorating the anniversary of his death in 589 AD. St David’s is the smallest UK city with an estimated population of 1,800. Celebrations are not done by half and not just on one day but are usually spread over a two-week period!!

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France Invades Wales in 1797

by Morgana . February 14, 2020 4 min read

If asked when the last invasion of Britain was, most people remember the Norman invasion of 1066. But that is simply not true… The last invasion of Britain was near the town of Fishguard in west Wales. On February 22nd, 1797, the French army of 1500 men came ashore but eventually surrendered to a group of local women armed with pitchforks!

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St Dwynwen's Day - Wales St Valentines Day

by Karen Morgan January 05, 2020 5 min read

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".

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Hen Galan - New Year's Eve 13th January

by Morgana . January 04, 2020 5 min read

In the Welsh village of Cwm Gwaun (the Gwaun valley), near Fishguard in Wales, locals are keeping old traditions alive by celebrating the New Year, known as Hen Galan and Calennig, 13 days after everyone else. Back in the 1700s, the people of Cwm Gwaun used the Julian calendar and still do. New Years Eve is on 13th January!!!

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Cilmeri and The last Prince of Wales

by Morgana . December 06, 2019 7 min read

Cilmeri (Cilmery or Kilmery) is a small village in Powys, mid-Wales but is of great historical importance to Wales. It is also a sad place, for it was there that the last Welsh-born Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd died. Llywelyn was killed in the battle of Irfon Bridge in a minor skirmish with the soldiers of England’s King Edward I on 11th December 1282

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Celebration Days Wales

by Karen Morgan August 30, 2019 6 min read

During September each year, there are two Celebration days, one of Roald Dahl who was born in Cardiff and one for Owain Glyndwr, the last Welsh born Prince of Wales, see below. The history of Wales contains many important days that are now celebrated here in Wales and around the world. 

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Calan Mai - May Day

by Morgana . April 25, 2019 3 min read

Calan Mai, or Calan Haf is the first day of May. Nos Galan Mai was May Days Eve. The first day of May was an important time for celebration and festivities in Wales and there are some superstitions and customs still practiced today that date back to Druid times including the Beltane celebrations

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