Saint David

Saint David, or Dewi Sant, as he is known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. He was a Celtic monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. During his life he was one of many early saints who helped to spread Christianity among the pagan Celtic tribes of western Britain. According to legend on the eve of the battle against the Saxons, St David advised the Britons to wear leeks in their caps so as to easily distinguish friend from foe. This humble root vegetable is cited as a symbol of Wales in William Shakespeare's Henry V. Historical evidence also exists that the Tudor dynasty issued leeks to be worn by their guards on March 1, known as St David's Day in honour of

Upcoming Presentations

Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts Presentations. February 21, Summit Hut, Speedway, Tucson, Arizona April 13, Travel Bug, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 24, Winona County Historical Society, Winona, MN April 25, Celtic Junction, St Paul, MN April 26, University of MN, Minneapolis, Mid West Mountaineering Expo. April 27, University of MN, Minneapolis, Mid West, Mountaineering Expo.

The Welsh Landscape

The Welsh landscape contains more sites with Arthurian associations than anywhere else according to Scott Lloyd author of “Arthurian Place names in Wales”. The earliest tales of Arthur were composed in Wales and are documented in ancient texts at the Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. Nearly all the French Arthurian romances were written before the Edwardian conquest of Wales in 1283, and they portray Wales as a wild, untamed land, full of marvels! This month Delta Airlines features on the cover of its in flight magazine SKY, The Next Big Thing? Think Wales, Great Britain’s Wild Side! Nine pages featuring Wales. Two more spots left on our “King Arthurs Way Walkabout” May 15-22! Images by Gare

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