st david's day
On 1 March we celebrate St David's Day, the patron saint of Wales. Join in the celebrations with our collection of patriotic gifts and cards.
He was born in the year 500, the grandson of Ceredig ap Cunedda, King of Ceredigion. Legend states that he was born on a clifftop during a storm.
St David founded churches and monastic settlements in Wales, Brittany and England. He lived a simple, reputedly only drinking water and eating leeks; which could explain why the leek became a national symbol of Wales.
St David died on 1 March 589. His last sermon to his followers included a phrase that is still used in Wales today: ‘Gwnewch y pethau bychain’; - Do the little things.