St David’s Day 2011

St David's Day Preparations 2011
St David's Day Preparations 2011

First of all Happy Saint David’s Day or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus as we like say in Wales…once a year…. when we all become proper welshmen like….mun!

Once again the annual St David’s Day parade took place in the centre of Cardiff featuring children from local schools, musicians, members from SWICA and even St David himself (ok it was David Pietersen in costume – or was he dressed up as someone else?!)

The parade made it’s way from the City Hall and then snaked it’s way through the City Centre ending up in The Hayes for a bit of a twmpath! (A sing-song to the likes of me and you!)

Cardiff Council had made a lot of effort to make the event special with huge Welsh flags adorning the streets in the newly refurbished High Street and St Mary Street with other smaller banners and Welsh bunting around the City Centre. There were also some giant daffodils on certain lamposts around aswell!
 
St David's Day Preparations 2011St David's Day Preparations 2011
St David's Day Preparations 2011
St David's Day Preparations 2011
Ok, as you can guess I was unable to attend the parade this year but have looked at everyone else’s pictures and videos and it does seem fairly similar to last year – apart from the addition of some huge Shirley Bassey and St Davids characters being paraded about. The actual parade did seem to have many more people on it with more parts of the community within it and it looks like everyone had a fantastic day!
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Google once again got in on the act showcasing St David’s Day on their homepage with the following image:-
St Davids Day Google
Whilst walking through the City Centre at 10pm and already the huge Welsh flags had been removed from High Street – there didnt seem to be much of a Welsh flavour left in the City Centre or any bar or pub being that busy – but it was a Tuesday and only Walkabout and Revs seemed to have any life in them! Let’s hope for another great St David’s Day next year!
St David's Day flags already replaced
St David's Day flags already replaced

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2 Responses to “St David’s Day 2011”

  1. Haven’t seen these views before. Really like the way the flags are hung as they don’t look like they are “falling off the buildings”. In fact the photo of the national flags gives me an idea on how to decorate my space at upcoming Celtic events. Thanks for sharing the photos.
    Cymru yn beth!

  2. Thanks for comment mr DJ! Hope the inspiration worked!

    Lee

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