Thursday, March 01, 2007

Are you wearing a daffodil today?

I just switched the calendar at my desk from February to March and noted that today is St. David's Day. I had never heard of St. David's Day but a quick Wikipedia search revealed that St. David's Day is a feast day to celebrate the patron saint of Wales and held on the 1st of March every year. So I continued reading and discovered these other interesting things about St. David's Day.
  • It is celebrated on the 1st of March in remembrance of the death of St. David in 589.
  • It was made an official national day of celebration in Wales in the 18th century.
  • It is never celebrated in conjunction with Ash Wednesday. So in 2006, members of the Roman Catholic church celebrated it on February 28th and members of the Anglican Church celebrated it on March 2nd.
  • It is not a bank holiday.
  • It is tradition to wear a daffodil or leek on your clothing.
  • The Flag of Saint David is often flown on St. David's Day.
  • It is not a celebration of my brother, even though he generally love able guy! Sorry buddy!

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