2 March 2014 CYMRU AM BYTH: ST DAVID AND A CELEBRATION OF WALES
Each nation has symbols that immediately proclaim its identity; for Wales these include the red dragon, daffodils, leeks, and the figure of St David. Wales proudly acknowledges many Celtic saints and guards the oldest Christian heritage in the British Isles, but it is the ancient pilgrimage site of St Davids that is held in highest esteem. The Welsh language is also a living treasure that resonates with hiraeth for mountains, streams and misty valleys, the poetry of the bards, and resilience in the face of adversity. This afternoon session, close to St David's Day on 1 March, will explore some of the interwoven history, legends and traditions connecting Canterbury with Wales and St David. Participants are encouraged to wear their daffodils and sport their leeks; dragons are most welcome to join us for afternoon tea.