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
The history of Wales contains many important days that are now celebrated in modern times and are separate from those in England and Scotland. Whilst not tying to be a comprehensive list, here are a number of important days to all Welsh people, here in Wales and around the world
St David is the Patron Saint of Wales and on 1st March each year is the feast day of Saint David, which commemorates the anniversary of Saint David's death in 589 AD. In the smallest city in the UK, the celebrations are over a two-week period
If asked when the last invasion of Britain was, many people in Britain will remember 1066 when the Normans successfully invaded the south coast and became the rulers of Britain for centuries.
But that is simply not true…
St Dwynwen's day, the 25th January each year (Wales' Valentines Day) is celebrated with cards and presents.
All good patriotic Welshmen and women should be celebrating St Dwynwen's day, saying 'Rwy’n dy garu di ' (I love you).
Hen Galan – An unusual Welsh celebration
In the tiny wooded Welsh village of Cwm Gwaun near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, locals are keeping old traditions alive by celebrating the New Year 13 days after everyone else.
Roald 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 outside the city of Cardiff.