Happy Saint David’s Day – Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!
With Wales’ first-ever virtual St David’s Day happening this year, it’s never been so important to have great connectivity in your home to join in with all of the virtual fun!
Like so many other recent major Welsh events, this year’s St David’s Day celebrations are now taking place virtually.
This means instead of just taking part in one local event, this is your chance to enjoy multiple celebrations – webinars, festivals, exhibitions, virtual concerts – from Wales, and across the world…and all from the comfort of your own home!
With so much going on – and not just on 1 March itself – here is our short guide to some of the highlights of the days ahead:
Wales.com – and Visit Wales
Welsh Government will be kicking things off with Gwyl Dewi 2021, a huge digital St David’s Festival. The festival runs from 27th February to 1st March and is a showcase of the best of Wales. The 72-hour celebration will bring together a wide range of events – including live sessions with Bryn Williams and Cerys Matthews. It’s about all the good things we’re doing as a nation – for each other, our communities, our land and for the world’. For the festival schedule and to join in click here.
Wales Week is growing quickly into a global celebration of Wales – with celebratory events now taking place in late February and early March in towns and cities across the world.
This year’s Wales Week is online, and Wales Week London alone features 60 virtual events including rugby Q&As, comedy nights, and food and drink sessions.
Visit Wales Week London to find out more.
National Museum Wales
National Museum Wales has a huge range of fun events on offer throughout the weekend ahead:
- Learn the national anthem with Delyth Jenkins
- Try clog dancing with Tudur Phillips
- Enjoy children’s craft sessions and make St David’s Day bunting
- Or get cooking – and make Welsh Cakes.
There are also live performances and an opportunity to learn about the key symbols of St David’s Day. If any of these get you excited, click here.
Psst, all the sessions are free and open to all!
Virtual St David’s Day Run
This fun run is happening from 28th February to 14th March 2021. With over 2,000 runners signed up already, it’s a great excuse to get out your trainers, grab a Welsh Cake for a sugar boost and get running.
If you haven’t signed-up, run to celebrate – just make sure that you post a photo on social media, using the hashtag #StDavidsDayRun.
To find out more about the St David’s Day Virtual Run click here.
Carmarthen St David’s Day Events
Local businesses and organisations have come together to organise over 30 virtual events. Join the community on the Dathliadau Gwyl Ddewi Caerfyrddin / Carmarthen St David’s Celebrations Facebook page – and like, share and take part. You don’t even have to be in Carmarthen. To find out more about what Carmarthen are doing for St David’s Day click here.
You can also watch the St David’s Day concert – filmed at the Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli – which will be streamed to people at home on March 1st. To buy tickets click here.
On Monday March 1, St David’s Day, Goldies Cymru will launch their monthly Welsh language singing sessions – led by Sian Francis. Join in from 11am here.
Aloud Charity is also inviting you to join Only Boys Aloud for the day! Just send in your videos of you and your family singing the prepared medley of three iconic Welsh songs. All the videos will be combined to form a nationwide virtual choir and released on St David’s Day.
We can’t wait to celebrate St David’s Day with real-life events in the future – but let’s hope that this new habit of giving everyone the chance to join in virtually, wherever they are – continues too.
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