St David’s Day

A land of rugged mountains
A land of finest slate
The sound of rushing rivers
Gives us cause to celebrate.

A land of ancient forests
Green valleys, grazing sheep
Gives the people of St David
A land they wish to keep.

Follow the red dragon flag
In parades led by Welsh bands
Raise voices in the choirs
To salute this lovely land

For here in Wales, or far away
The Welsh remember still
And on St David's day with pride
Wear leek or daffodil

Photo by Heather Gill

By Brenda Williams


Saint David (Welsh: Dewi Sant; Latin: Davidus; c. 500 – c. 589) was a Welsh bishop of Mynyw (now St Davids) during the 6th century. He is the patron saint of Wales.

Cover image by Aaron Burden

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