Here be dragons…

Welsh dragon

Happy St David’s Day

St. David is the patron saint of Wales, also known as Dewi Sant. The holiday marks his death – which was in 589. Recognized as a holiday in the 18th century – it seems to me to be more about celebrating Welsh nationalism than the dearly departed Dewi Sant. Especially since the Welsh were subjugated to English rule in what, 1282?  The holiday is often marked by the wearing of the national emblems, or the national costume.

daffodils leeks

And a parade, I love a parade…

St Davids Day in Cardiff

I for one, am wearing my treasured 20+ year old Welsh T-shirt. It is alot more comfortable than the traditional Welsh costume… I did however, purchase my tee from a vendor in the shadow of Caernarfon Castle, in Caernarfon Wales. It was 10 pm, the sun was setting, and I was a 20 year old art student on holiday from London… Looks a little worse for wear, I know…

PC Caernarvon  me

( And just for trivia’s sake… Here be dragons” is a phrase used to denote dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of the medieval practice of putting sea serpents and other mythological creatures in blank areas of maps.Thanks Wiki. )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Here be dragons…

    • jenny says:

      Saw Dad for coffee and gave him a Welsh dragon pin, which he proudly wore to his meeting with his accountant! He wasn’t familiar with St. David’s Day, but he is now…

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