Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant!

Sunday 1 March is St David’s Day. How much do you know about our patron saint?

  • David was born in Pembrokeshire around 520AD
  • He founded a monastery near his birthplace, now known as St David’s – the smallest city in the UK
  • Due to his modest monk’s diet of bread and water, he was called Dewi Dyfrwr (‘David the Waterdrinker’)
  • David is reputed to have restored a blind man’s sight and brought a child back to life
  • In Llanddewi Brefi, the ground is said to have risen up to form a mighty hill so that people could hear him speak
  • In his last sermon, he said “Do the little things, the small things you’ve seen me doing”

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant! Happy St David’s Day!

Source: https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/facts-st-davids-day-wales-traditions-facts-welsh-costumes-leek/
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