Croeso i Chi! (Welcome to you!)
Wales celebrates its national day, St Davids Day on March 1st. So we thought we'd mark the occasion with a few Welsh facts!
1. The national emblem of Wales is the Leek. The reason for this is due to St David ordering Welsh soldiers to wear a leek in their helmets during battle so they could be distinguished from the Anglo Saxon soldiers.
2. The daffodil is known as an emblem of Wales but only became so by accident. The Welsh word for leek, the original national emblem, is 'Cenhinen', while the Welsh for daffodil is 'Cenhinen Pedr' or 'Peter’s Leek'. Over the years they became confused until the daffodil was adopted as a second emblem of Wales.
3. Wales is believed to have more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world.
4. The letters K, Q, V and Z do not appear in the Welsh alphabet at all.
5. The longest village name in Europe derives from North Wales and consists of 58 characters! 'Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch' - Imagine writing that on a letter!
If your planning on celebrating St David's Day with style, and need inspiration for recipes, decorations and more, then take a look at our St Davids Day Pinterest page.