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Thursday, 1 March 2018

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

The Welsh National Anthem.
Available on YouTube at

The Welsh Dragon.
Flag of Wales.
Illustration: DINO

In Wales, the Daffodil is a symbol of the Patron Saint, David (Welsh: Dewi Sant), and
of rebirth and faithfulness, because they bloom every year, even after the harshest Winters.
Illustration: PINTEREST

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

The Welsh National Anthem.
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).


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.

Cymraeg: 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 is Tyddewi.

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



The Welsh Flag.
Illustration: WALES ONLINE

The Treorchy Male Voice Choir 
singing "Sanctus", 
Saint David's Day, 1989.
Available on YouTube at

And, as a Saint David's Day Bonus to all Welshmen,
watch "The Greatest Rugby Try Ever Scored"
(The Barbarians versus The All Blacks).

Scored, naturally, by a Welshman.

Watch, below.

"The Greatest Rugby Try Ever Scored".
Available on YouTube at


  1. A totally brilliant post,Dewi, thank you for posting it. And the Phil Bennet try ...? the leak on the cake

  2. Diolch, John.

    Pleasure to Post on Dewi Sant's Feast Day.

    P.S. Don't tell Gareth Edwards that Phil Bennett scored that fabulous Try.

    1. It was Phil Bennet's try, Gareth merely scored it

    2. Ah. That explains it. JPR; Gareth; Phil; Gerald; Mervyn, etc. Welsh Rugby like we haven't seen since.


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