Saturday, 1 March 2008

St David's Day

The feast of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, falls on 1 March each year.

The daffodil is one of the emblems of Wales, along with the leek. They share the same name in Welsh, Ceninen.


  1. Thanks for that gorgeous photo of daffodils! I wish I'd seen it yesterday - I was proudly wearing a little fabric one for St David's Day.
    They're my favourite flower not just because I'm Welsh - though I never realised before that 'leek' and 'daffodil' were the same in Welsh (not being a native speaker), even though I knew the origin of the leek as a national symbol. That explains quite a lot...

  2. I didn't know that - thanks :D!

  3. Catherine, I'm glad you liked it! I love daffodils too. I heard they became the favoured emblem over leeks because they make nicer buttonholes :)
    Nicole, no nor did I, before looking it up this year.


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