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St David (Dewi Sant) — Patron Saint of Wales

On 1 March in Wales we celebrate our national saint, St David.

It’s a time to wear traditional Welsh clothing with leeks and daffodils pinned to our lapels whilst we dance and sing traditional Welsh songs.

But who was David or Dewi as his mother named him?

Discover David’s story, how he studied hard to become a monk (yes, even a saint has to study) sharing his learning with people all over Wales and beyond; how he performed miracles and how long it took the Pope to recognise his extraordinary life and work as Archbishop of Wales!

As we prepare to celebrate our Welshness on Monday 1 March 2021, remember David’s message:

'Be joyful, keep the faith, and do the little things that you have heard and seen me do.'

Watch with a BSL translation and captions 

Read our Heroes and Heroines – Follow the Footsteps story of Saint David