Monday, February 28, 2011
DEWI SANT CYMRU (St. David of Wales)
March 1st. The Feast Day of St. David, Patron Saint of Wales. Shw mae? Sadie 'dw i. This is Sadie reporting.
I'm doing this for Bear (you realize), because he would do it himself, were he here.
(But he's hibernating, so. . . .)
For him, this is family — on his human side. More particularly, his mother's side of the family.
The oral history of the family is that it originated in Wales. (The documented history starts on the south side of the Bristol Channel, just across from Wales, and spreads from there.)
Bear would regale you with Welsh lore, were he here. Stories of King Arthur, of the Celtic Saints, and so much more. I'll let him do it another year.
To celebrate the occasion, some Daffodils, the national flower of Wales.
These are not from our garden. It's under two feet of snow. But fresh from the store, are these.
So, if you're celebrating, Dydd Dewi Sant Hapus! (Happy St. David's Day!)