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Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus!

By neilb@uk ·
Or, for those of you not well versed in Welsh, Happy St. David's Day.

Today, those of us of Welsh ancestry sport a daffodil or a leek (yep, a large green vegetable) in our lapels. The largest leek that I've seen today must have been at least a pound weight. No mistaking us, today!

Saint David was a teetotaller and has the alternative title of 'Dewi Ddyfrwr' - David the water drinker - so I'm not completely happy with him as a patron saint but it wasn't my choice.

Neil

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We don't "do" parades over here

by neilb@uk In reply to There is something you ca ...

and especially with the weather this damn cold!

St David's Day is just a day when some of us Welsh quietly celebrate being Welsh. I had a daffodil in a vase on my desk, changed my screensaver to the Welsh flag and refused to speak any English. As I don't speak much Welsh and nobody understands any, it made for a quiet day!

The only thing that most of us Brits, secular or otherwise, do with Lent is to celebrate "Pancake Tuesday" the day before, quite often with pancake races (don't ask!).

Neil

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Happy Leek Day!!

by Montgomery Gator In reply to Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus!

May you and the all the rest of the Taffies enjoy it. And I use the term "Taffy" with affection.

The closest thing I have to Welsh ancestry is a grandmother from Cornwall, and I don't know who the patron saint of the Cornish is. Probably whoever invented the Cornish Pasty. :-)

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