Saint David's Day 2025 is on Saturday, March 1, 2025: Why do we have a Saint David's day?

Saturday, March 1, 2025 is Saint David's Day 2025. Saint David's Day (, ) is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March each year.

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Saint David's Day (, ) is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March each year.

Why do we have a Saint David’s day?

Diolch yn fawr! I was thinking of mentioning this feast myself,as there is an ominous silence on Yahoo! Saint David's Day (Welsh: Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant) is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March each year.

The date of 1 March was chosen in remembrance of the death of Saint David on 1st March, 589 (reportedly at the age of 100!), and has been celebrated by followers since then. The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century.

St David was a wonderful and humble man who lived the ascetic life of a monk. He became renowned as a teacher and preacher, founding monastic settlements and churches in Wales, Cornwall and Brittany in a period when neighbouring tribal regions (that were to be united as England three hundred years later) were still mostly pagan. He rose to a bishopric, and presided over two synods, as well as going on pilgrimages to Jerusalem (where he was anointed as a bishop by the Patriarch) and Rome. St David's Cathedral now stands on the site of the monastery he founded in the remote and inhospitable valley of 'Glyn Rhosyn' in Pembrokeshire.

The Monastic Rule of David prescribed that monks had to pull the plough themselves without draught animals; to drink only water; to eat only bread with salt and herbs; and to spend the evenings in prayer, reading and writing. No personal possessions were allowed: to say "my book" was an offence. He lived a simple life and practiced asceticism, teaching his followers to refrain from eating meat or drinking alcohol. His symbol, also the symbol of Wales, is the leek.

The best-known miracle associated with Saint David is said to have taken place when he was preaching in the middle of a large crowd at the Synod of Llanddewi Brefi. When those at the back complained that they could not see or hear him, the ground on which he stood is reputed to have risen up to form a small hill so that everyone had a good view. A white dove was seen settling on his shoulder — a sign of God's grace and blessing. The village which is said to stand on the spot today is known as Llanddewi Brefi. (A more mundane version of this story is that he simply recommended that the synod participants move to the hilltop!)

That is why we have a St David's Day. A happy St David's Day to you too!

Does Saint David’s Day and Rory Emerald’s Birthday fall on the same day?

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St David’s Day?

St David's Day?

David's Name Day 1st March.

David, the name has a description or meaning which is from the Hebrew, "darling' or 'friend".

St David is a patron saint of the following:

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Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus David has the following symbols associated

A dove on a shoulder

A leek

A harp

A hill


Historically Famous Davids

David is an Old Testament name, but its popularity is largely due to a Welsh saint, Dewi, known to nonWelsh speakers as 'David'. There are other canonized Davids, notably a Scottish king of the twelfth century, but it is St David of Wales who is the best known. This David is reputed, in some historical accounts, to have descended from King Arthur; he was certainly revered all over the Celtic region. He became the first bishop in South Wales, and founded a series of monasteries of extreme austerity - so much so that some accused him of being more in love with asceticism than Christ. His nickname ('the waterman'), may derive from the fact that his rule forbade the drinking of wine; the tradition that he ate only bread and leeks (hence the Welsh emblem) is apocryphal.

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