Dydd Gŵyl Dewi = Saint David’s Day and is traditionally celebrated as the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales.
It falls on 1 March every year as this is the date of Saint David’s death in 589 AD. It is not a national holiday but it is has been celebrated since the canonisation of David in the 12th century by Pope Callistus II.
Traditional festivities include wearing daffodils and leeks – symbols of Wales and Saint David respectively – eating traditional Welsh food including cawl (stew) and Welsh rarebit. Women and children wear traditional Welsh dress.