Saint David's Day is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and it is celebrated on the first day of March.
This date was chosen precisely to remember the death of Saint David.
Saint David was born towards the end of the 5th century.
He founded a Celtic monastic community at Glyn Rhosyn (The Vale of Roses) on the western headland of Pembrokeshire at the spot where Saint David's Cathedral stands today. Saint David was recognised as a national patron Saint at the height of Welsh resistance to the Normans.
Tradition holds that he died on that exact day in 601. The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century.
Parades are held all around Wales’s streets each year to commemorate Saint David.
Children in Wales take part in school concerts or eisteddfodau (Welsh festival of literature, music and performance), with recitation and singing being the main activities.
Student: David Pelado - 9º 2ª