St Davids Day
St David is the patron saint of Wales and he is celebrated on the 1 March.
To mark the day, many Welsh people around the world wear one or both of Wales’s national emblems – a daffodil and a leek. Special concerts and parades are also held in St David’s honour.
Patron saints are chosen to be special protectors or guardians over all areas of life.
t David – or Dewi Sant in Welsh – was born on the southwest coast of Wales, near to where the city of St Davids is today.
We don’t actually know the exact year when he was born, but it is believed to be sometime in between 462 and 515 AD.
There are many stories about miracles happening around St David.
One of the famous stories is from when he was speaking to a large crowd and someone in the crowd shouted: “We won’t be able to see or hear him.”
Then, the ground David stood on is said to have risen up so that he was standing on a hill, making it easier for everyone to see him.
It is said that he lived for more than 100 years and died on Tuesday, 1 March 589.