On the 1st of March we in Wales celebrate our patron saint, St David.

Daffodils, Spessart, Bavaria, Germany --- Image by © Radius Images/Corbis

The story of St David has many chapters, some stories are seen as true and some are seen as legendary stories. He was regarded as a traveller who visited many places around the world on different pilgrimages and even as far as Jerusalem where he became an archbishop.  Upon settling in south-west Wales he created a religious community within what is now St David’s in Pembrokeshire.

St David was renowned for his invoking of a strict religious way of living in the south-west and also his ability to perform miracles. The most famous miracle coming at Llanddewi Brefi, where he is said to have caused the ground beneath him to rise up in order for him to deliver a sermon to a gathering crowd.

Want to learn a bit of Welsh for this special day? We’ve got you covered below.

Welsh words for you to use on St David’s Day


Become a ‘Cymro/Cymraes’ (Welshman/Welshwoman) for a day  and impress your family and friends with some welsh words and phrases.


1. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (Happy St David’s Day!)

CARDIFF, WALES - Thursday, March 1, 2012: Members of the Football Association of Wales take part in the 10th St. David's Day Parade through the streets of Cardiff. Spikey. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

2. Cennin Pedr (Daffodil)

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3. Dawnsio Gwerin (Folk Dancing)


4. Cawl cynnes (Warm cawl)


Want to make Cawl? Here is a great recipe video for you 

5. Cymru am byth! (Wales forever!)


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