It’s the 1st of March and for those of us in Wales that means one thing – St. David’s Day!
We love all things Welsh and we’ll be celebrating today with a Welsh cake and a Wild Horse craft brew! Although… we’re not sure St. David would have approved of our brewer Dave to be honest – the saint taught his followers to refrain from drinking beer!
We’re pretty excited that our beers will be at a Welsh beer festival in London this week – if you’re in the area pop into The Rake pub at Borough Market to enjoy a vast selection of Welsh beers (3rd-6th March). We’re heading down this weekend to enjoy a few of them ourselves!
So, whether you’re celebrating by wearing a daffodil or leek, dressing up in traditional Welsh costume, taking part in a St. David’s Day parade, singing Welsh folk songs, eating some yummy Welsh food or enjoying a few delicious Welsh beers, we hope you all have a very happy St. David’s Day 2016! Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!
A bit about St. David and what he did:
- A Welsh bishop during the 6th century
- The patron saint of our brilliant country since the height of Welsh resistance to the Normans
- The patron saint of doves!
- He founded 12 monasteries known for their extreme self-denial – unlike modern day Trappist monks 6th century Welsh monks didn’t get to drink any beer – they lived only on bread, vegetables, water and milk
- He performed many miracles – the most famous at Synod of Brefi when he made the ground he stood on rise into a hill so the crowds could see him as he preached
- He’s thought to have died on 1st March 589 AD