Sunday, February 28, 2010

Our Family Nameday

The Feast of St. David of Wales

Here is the Catholic history and a couple other versions of the history of the saint of the day -- and a Welsh custom or two can be found here and here.

It's a custom to wear a leek in one's hat or on one's lapel on this feast, in memory of the victory obtained by Welsh soldiers who obediently placed leeks in their helmets before battle in the day of King St. David.  (I haven't got a clue why... )  But, daffodils are also an emblem of the day, and might also be worn on one's lapel in celebration.  I'm thinking I'd go for the daffodil.

Welsh recipes for te bach (tea party, coffee klatsch, social gathering...) on St. David's Day.
Lots of things to do for St. David's Day, including a Welsh dragon to color.
Click and print to color (above).

St. David's Day Parade, Cardiff, Wales.

And, in celebration of the fact that both of our family surnames are of Welsh origin, I'm taking your leave to go spend some time with my son and daughter-in-law in Western Colorado.  (Because that's as good a reason as any, but also, because I'm going to go fetch a car back for son-number-two...)  I'll be back around mid-week.  Have a blessed St. David's Day!


Charlotte (Matilda) said...

I think we are going to make a Daffodil Cake again this year and some leek quiche for brunch.

GrandmaK said...

Wishing you a safe journey and one in which you're revitalized and renewed. Trips do that for me! God bless!! Cathy

Diana said...

Enjoy your visit Lisa!
Love Di

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MightyMom said...

wellhave a good time. funny thing, I noticed on our way home from the doctor today that a neighbor's daffodils had bloomed today.


mine haven't come up yet...

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