Special ceremony at Standing Stones in Glen Innes - with cawl and bara brith*

The special day of the patron saint of Wales was marked on Thusday evening at the Standing Stones in Glen Innes.

The Welsh flag – the Red Dragon – was lowered. David was toasted. Welsh food was served, including cawl (a thick, warming soup) and bara brith (a fruit bread).

St David was a Welsh monk who founded a monastery in west Wales.

He is thought to have died in 601 and his bones are now interred in the cathedral which bears his name. Pilgrims who sometimes view him as symbol of Welshness file past the casket.

In Wales, on this day – St David’s Day – girls wear daffodils and boys wear leeks pinned to their lapels – naughty boys eat the leeks at the end of the day.

In Glen Innes, many sported the Welsh colours of red, green and white, matching the colours of the flag.

The town of St David’s is smaller than Glen Innes but has a cathedral (which qualifies it technically as a city), and so is sometimes called the smallest city in Britain.

  • Dydd Gŵyl Dewi: Llongyfarchiadau means Congratulations: St David’s Day.
This story Dydd Gŵyl Dewi: Llongyfarchiadau* first appeared on Glen Innes Examiner.