St. David’s Day

St David’s Day has been celebrated regularly since he was canonised by Pope Callixtus II in the 12th century

Saint David’s Day is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales and falls on 1 March, the date of Saint David’s death in 589 AD. The feast has been regularly celebrated since the canonisation of David in the 12th century, wearing of daffodils and leeks – two of the most recognisable symbols of Wales – and eating traditional dishes such as Welsh rare it (cheese 🧀 on toast 🍞)

St David’s Day offers you a golden opportunity to greet any friends, family and colleagues from Wales in their native tongue.

In the Welsh language, “Happy St David’s Day” translates as “Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus”.

The clocks go forward

In the UK the clocks go forward 1 hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March, and back 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October. The period when the clocks are 1 hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST). There’s more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings (sometimes called Daylight Saving Time).


When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

the Poppies of sea

The magnificent memorial to the Commonwealth soldiers who died in World War One will be complete – each ceramic poppy a painful reminder of the monumental loss of human life suffered in the conflict. The installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London commemorating the centenary of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. You can see before 11 November, the flowers well be removed over the following 2 weeks. The 888,256 poppies each represent a soldier from the UK, Australia and the Commonwealth who was killed in conflict. London’s landscape has been dramatically transformed by the sea of scarlet. 8,000 volunteers have been placing flowers in the moat since July with the last to be planted on 11th November.

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