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9 reasons to celebrate being Welsh this St David’s Day

To celebrate St David’s Day this year, here are nine reasons why being Welsh is the best.

  1. We have a way with words.

Where else in the world will you here sayings like: “I’ll be there in a minute, now”?

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  1. We celebrate being Welsh in style with our annual Eisteddfod.

To honour one of Wales’ heroes, Hedd Wyn, we gather every year for a healthy competition of poetry, singing and dancing.

Hedd Wyn's statue

Hedd Wyn’s statue.


  1. Glorious food.

We love food – from Bara Brith, cawl, to our scrumptious Welsh cakes.




  1. Fantastic sports teams.

Our sports teams are like no other. We eat, sleep and breathe rugby.

Welsh rugby players

Welsh rugby players


  1. Beautiful language.

Even the most fluent Welsh speakers will struggle to pronounce this town’s name.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch sign

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch sign


  1. Oh what’s occurring?

Without us, you wouldn’t have Gavin and Stacey. Tidy!


  1. Every Welsh person has a voice of an angel.

We are home to the likes of Tom Jones, the Stereophonics and the Manic Street Preachers.


  1. Y Draig Goch.

We may only be a principality but our flag is pretty cool.

The Welsh Flag

The Welsh Flag


  1. Fancy a cwtsh (cwtch)?

You may have heard of a hug or a cuddle but you are missing out if you have never experienced a cwtsh.


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