The St David’s Day UK is an event celebrated on 01 March every year in honor of patron of Wales Saint David. The St David’s Day UK and celebrations honor the life of St David and the culture of Welsh in Wales. St David’s Day also celebrated in the United States and Canada.
The St David’s Day UK celebrated every year with great respect honoring the great saint. People of UK, US, and Canada attend special services in churches. They also visit the parades, spend the day in Welsh Literature readings, and choral concerts, etc. People wear Special Costume for St David’s Day as a part of the celebration. Institutions and School also organize different programs as celebrations of the day including choirs, songs, Poems of St David’s Day, etc.
The St David’s Day is not a public holiday that’s why the Run Event of St David’s Day comes on the nearest weekend to St David’s Day. Thousands of people of all ages participate in the running competition. The St David’s Day Run organized to collect funds for Cancer Research Wales every year. The event also provides an opportunity for a great and fun family day out enjoying the race with the whole family.
Some towns and villages conduct special parades on the St David’s Day to celebrate the day. People also display the Welsh flag on the event to show the festivity. The Welsh flag designed as a dragon on green and red color background. Kids, girls, adults almost people of all ages wear special and tradition Welsh costume on the day. They also pin the brooches of dragon, leek or daffodils to their dresses symbolizing the Wales.
St David’s Day UK is a day of the feast so, people also prepare special food “Cawl” as a celebration of the day. Cawl is a soup cooked with leek and some other regionally grown goods.
History of St David’s Day UK
St David is the famous character in Welsh culture, but there aren’t enough information about his life. People believe he died at 100 years old on 01 March 601, but the first content on the life of St David appeared after 500 years of his death. So it’s difficult to explain which facts of the story are authentic and which are myths about St David. David was alleged unyielding, gentle, and tall in spite of eating a meticulous diet.
He traveled extensively throughout the Wales, and there he founded a lot of monastery and churches, and finally, he became a bishop. People started making an expedition to his monastery after he consecrated. A sanctuary still stands on its pioneer site.
Symbols of St David’s Day UK
Welsh flag is featuring red dragon on the green, and white backdrop is displayed prominently on St David’s Day. Daffodil and Leek are also symbols of the day people pin up them on their dresses.
Celebrations of St David’s Day UK
St David’s Day UK annual event celebrated on 01 March in respect of St David the great saint of Wales. People of UK celebrate the day together with friends and family. They celebrate the day in honor of the life of Saint of Wales David, who touched People’s lives. St David’s Day not a public holiday, the schools, banks, businesses, government facilities and local post office not close on the day.
The day also a celebration of Welsh culture. People participate in many activities like church services, parades, literature readings, choral recitals, school programs, and choir, etc. Not only in the UK, but St David’s Day also celebrated in US and Canada. In US and Canada also people participate in the excitement and fun activities connected with the Wales National Day.