Happy St David’s Day from Bailey Balloons! This day is celebrated widely across Wales but who was St David and why is it celebrated?
St David’s day is the feast day of Saint David and falls on March 1st each year. Happy St David’s day translates to Dydd Gwŷl Dewi (Sant) hapus.
Legend has it that Saint David went on a pilgrimage, which led all the way to Jerusalem where he was made an Archbishop. St David founded St David’s Cathedral which was visited by many pilgrims after word spread of his ability to make earth rise beneath him, suggesting a power which could ward off the invading Normans.
Today the feast of St David is celebrated widely across Wales. The National St David’s Day Parade takes place yearly and features all sorts of performances from fire breathing dragons to theatrical performances. Aberystwyth, Wrexham and Llandudno all celebrate this feast with spectacular parades and many of the countries castles and heritage sites open their doors for free to celebrate!