Tuesday, 25 February 2014

1st March, St. David´s Day

On the 1st of March we are celebrating St. David´s Day, the patron Saint of Wales. Let´s know a few things about this country:

This is Wales. The capital city is Cardiff. It is bounded on the north by the Irish Sea; on the east by England; on the south by the Bristol Channel; and on the west by the St George´s Channel and Cardigan Bay.

      National emblems of Wales

The national emblems of Wales are daffodils and leeks. There are many explanations of how the leek came to be adopted as the national emblem of Wales. One is that St David advised the Welsh, on the eve of the battle with the Saxon, to wear leeks in their caps to distinguish friend from enemy.

Some famous actors:

Richard Burton, and today Sir Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta Jones.

The national sport is rugby.
The national tree is the oak
   The motto is 'Wales for ever'
                    The longest river (Towy) is 103 km long


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