Legends of Wales

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March 1 is Saint David's Day

St David’s Day is a big deal in Wales, and we celebrate our patron saint in school eisteddfodau,
concerts and street parades. 
St David was a 5th-century bishop who founded monasteries in Wales and Brittany.
In the 12th century, the Pope decreed that two pilgrimages to St Davids in Pembrokeshire
were equal to a trip to Rome, and three matched one to Jerusalem.

Portrayal St David at Pembroke Castle

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Santes Dwynwen is celebrated on January 25 each year in Wales 


Who was Dwynwen?

Here’s a recap for you of the legend that is Dwynwen, Wales very own patron saint of love.

The Welsh patron saint of lovers, Santes Dwynwen was a lovelorn 5th-century princess who fell for the wrong man and asked for God’s help to forget him. Sure enough, an angel visited her in her sleep and gave her a potion to forget the chap, who was turned into a block of ice. God granted Dwynwen three wishes: she asked that Maelon, the object of her affections, be thawed; that God should meet the needs of all lovers; and that she should never marry. Dwynwen spent her days on Llanddwyn Island, off the coast of Anglesey, where she set up a convent. To this day, lovers head to the picturesque tidal island to visit Dwynwen’s Well. It is said that if fish are seen to be active on a couple’s visit, the husband will prove to be a faithful one. 

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