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St David's Day

Celebrated on the 1st March each year. Special events are held in many towns in Wales, and Welsh communities in other parts of the UK.

  • Saint David is the "patron saint" of Wales
  • He was a member of the Celtic church and died on 1st March 589 A.D.

St David was a missionary monk who came to Wales in the mid 6th-c. His base in southwest Wales became an influential religious house and shrine. It is said that two pilgrimages to St David's is equall one to Rome. A Cathedral dedicated to St David's still stands on the site of the original monastic community, in the city of St David's, Pembrokeshire.

Locations: Held in venues across wales - a major parade is held in Cardiff. See website for details.

Date: 1st March

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