“To be born welsh, is to be born privileged. Not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but music in your blood, and poetry in your soul.”
This time next week, it will be St David’s Day. March 1st marks St David’s day, and so, here in the Tea Lounge we will have offers on all things welsh. In honour of the patron saint of Wales, and his national fest day, we will have a potato and leek soup deal for £1.99, a bowl of deliciousness served with bread and butter, and our tasty bara-brith for only £1.50 a slice.
St David was born in the 5th Century, and it is recorded that he died on the 1st March in the year 589 AD. Ever since, the patron saint has been celebrated at the beginning of March every year, and we’ve been finding out some interesting facts surrounding this legendary figure…
- He was believed to be a nephew of King Arthur
- ‘Two pilgrimages to his shrine at St David’s Cathedral is thought to be equivalent to a pilgrimage to the Vatican and three are equivalent to a pilgrimage to Jerusalem’ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/wales/12179304/Happy-St-Davids-Day-Who-was-St-David-patron-saint-of-Wales.html )
- Welsh servicemen wear paper leeks on 1st March in honour of St David
- More than 60 churches in Wales have been dedicated to St David!
- Some of his travels as a missionary took him to Brittany, Rome and Jerusalem
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