To celebrate Saint David’s Day or should I say – Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant – we are running a colouring competition to win one of our fantastic Art Jars. To enter simply download the dangerous Welsh dragon from the Activity zone, print the page and get colouring…!
All entries must be submitted via our Facebook page – to do this take a photo of your child’s completed dragon, upload it onto our Facebook Wall and Tag the photo with you or your child in it. Children must be 5-10 years old and all entries must be submitted by 6th March 2011.
So… who is St. David and what is St. David’s Day?
St David is the patron saint of Wales. People in Wales and those of Welsh origin celebrate the life of their patron saint by pinning a daffodil or leek to their clothes and some, especially children, wear traditional costumes.
St David plays a very important role in Welsh culture but little is known about his life; it is claimed he lived for over 100 years and died on Tuesday, March 1, 589, but the first texts on his life only appeared around five hundred years after his death. So, it is difficult to tell which aspects of the St David’s story are true and which are legend.
If you’ve got some amazing St. David’s facts – we’d love to hear from you, please leave your facts in the comment box below…