Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Hapus Dydd Gwyl Dewi. Happy Saint David's Day. Feast Day 1 March.

The Welsh Dragon.
Flag of Wales.
Illustration: DINO

The Welsh National Anthem,
just before Wales beat England 30-3,
Saturday, 16 March 2013.
Available on YouTube at

Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
is The Welsh National Anthem.
The tune and words were the work of the father and son team of
Evan James (1809 - 1878) and James James (1833 - 1902).

Cymraeg :
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi 
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion enwogion o fri 
Ei gwrol ryfelwr, gwlad garwyr tra mad 
Tros ryddid collasant eu gwaed. 

Gwlad Gwlad, 
Pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad, 
Tra mor yn fur i'r bur hoff bau 
O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau

Land of my Fathers, O land of the free, 
A land of poets and minstrels, famed men. 
Her brave warriors, patriots much blessed, 
It was for freedom that they lost their blood. 

Wales ! Wales !, 
I am devoted to my country. 
So long as the sea is a wall to this fair beautiful land, 
May the ancient language remain.

Welsh National Anthem.
Available on YouTube at

Cymraeg (Welsh): Baner Dewi Sant.
Image: August 2006.
Source: Altered from Image:Flag of Cornwall.svg.
Author: User:Stemonitis
(Wikimedia Commons)

Saint David's Day.
Available on YouTube at

Saint David's Day is on 1 March.
He brought Christianity to Wales in the 6th Century A.D. 
Saint David (Dewi Sant) is The Patron Saint of Wales 
and 1 March is The Welsh National Day. 
This is an edited version of 'Songs of Praise' 24/02/2013. 
The final song is sung by Rhys Meirion, in Welsh, 
accompanied by a Traditional Welsh Harp. 
The Welsh name for the City of Saint David's is Tyddewi.

File:Jesus Chapel St David.jpg

Cymraeg (Welsh): Darlun o Ddewi Sant ar ffenestr lliw yng Nghapel Coleg 
yr Iesu, Rhydychen. 19eg ganrif hwyr.
English: Stained-Glass Window in Jesus College Chapel, Oxford, 
depicting Saint David. Late-19th-Century.
Photo: June 2006.
Source: Own work.
Author: Casper Gutman.
(Wikimedia Commons)



The Welsh flag at Carreg Cennen

The Welsh Flag.
Illustration: WALES ONLINE

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...