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quinta-feira, 1 de março de 2012

St. David´s Day

This is the Red Dragon of Wales

St. David (Dewy in Welsh) is the patron saint of Wales. St David´s Day is on the 1st of March. It is an important festival in Wales. Welsh people celebrate their country and their language. In Wales many people speak two languages: Welsh and English.

The road signs are in both languages. The Welsh language is one of the oldest in Europe.

Cymru- Wales
Rygby- rugby
Dewy- David
Cenhinen bedr- daffodil
Cestyll- castle
Glawio- rain

The leek is the national emblem of Wales and the daffodil is the national flower

There are lots of castles in Wales. They were built in the Middle Ages when the Welsh fought the English.

The highest mountain in Wales is Snowdon. It´s great for walking and climbing.

Roald Dahl (1916-1990), the best selling author of books for children was born in Wales.

Shirley Bassey was born in Cardiff in 1937. She perfomed in 2002 for the celebration of the Queen´s Golden Jubilee. She was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire  in the 2000 Queen´s Millennium Honors List for her services to entertainment.

Birdsall, Melanie. Festivals and Special Days in Britain.Scholastic, 2007

1 comentário:

  1. I had no idea that Roald Dahl was Welsh. Yet another place for me to visit some day!