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St David’s Day

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The first day of March was chosen in remembrance of the death of Saint David. Tradition holds that he died on that day in 569.

The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century.

Saint David  was a Welsh bishop of Menevia during the 6th century; he was later regarded as a saint. He is the patron saint of Wales. David was a native of Wales, and a relatively large amount of information is known about his life. However, his birth date is uncertain: suggestions range from 462 to 512.

He is traditionally believed to be the son of Saint Non and the grandson of Ceredig ap Cunedda, king of Ceredigion. The Welsh annals placed his death 569 years after the birth of Christ, but Phillimore’s dating revised this to 601.

 

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