Gwlad gwlad! St David’s day has been around since the 18th century. It’s a national festival in wales, still marked with gusto, where many folks wear either a daffodil or a leek – both of which are symbols of wales.
Saint David of Wales (known as dewi saint in the welsh language), was a Celtic monk who lived in the 6th century and was archbishop of wales. he was highly influential, so much so that several churches were dedicated to him. His special day falls on march 1st each year. this was the date St. David of Wales died, in 589. though it wasn’t until the 18th century that Saint David day was declared a national day of celebration in wales.
Another symbol to honor Saint David’s day is the y ddraig goch (the red dragon, Wales’s national flag), which is flown on many more buildings than usual.
This year, why not show your welsh spirit and feel the ‘hiraeth’ running through your veins with personalized wales gifts? You can rest assured these are pressies that won’t just sit in the cupboard forever.
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Personalized welsh gifts are different. They’re fun and naturally come with a lovely twist. So have a nosey at just a few of the happy St. David’s day gifts up for grabs:
Personalized welsh flag mugs. Declare your welsh pride in style with a mug complete with the traditional welsh flag. not only can you personalize it with any name of your choice, you can also add your favorite beverage and tell the world exactly how you like your drink to be made.
Personalised notebooks. Nowadays, you can get notebooks emblazoned with the red dragon on a white and green background, complete with your choice of name on the cover. There all be a welcome in the hills for these fabulous grunge-style notebooks. you also get to personalize the inside page with a special message.
Spoof newspapers. Hit the sports headlines as the new wales manager and show the world your patriotic side in a spoof newspaper starring you.
Map posters and canvases. Cymraeg a ‘n benuchel! whether you want to bring the history of your welsh home to life or reminisce with loved ones about your travels around wales, personalized map posters and canvases are just the ticket and make great St. David’s day gifts for explorers and geography lovers alike.
Personalized whisky sets. join in on the St. David’s day gala with a whisky gift set complete with single malts from famous whisky regions, including Wales’s award-winning penderyn distillery. also included in the gift box are information and tasting cards along with a tasting mat – the perfect way to enjoy whiskies and record tasting notes!
This year, why not show your welsh spirit and feel the ‘hiraeth’ running through your veins with personalised wales gifts from gonedigging? you can rest assured these are pressies that won’t just sit in the cupboard forever.