Tuesday, March 01, 2011

A Daffodil for Dave

"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. Tradition holds that he died on that day in 589.[1] The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century."

The above facts I had already known. Below, was new to me...

"In 2003 in the United States, St. David's Day was recognised officially as the national day of the Welsh, and on 1 March the Empire State Building was floodlit in the national colours, red, green and white. It is invariably celebrated by Welsh societies throughout the world with dinners, parties, recitals and concerts.
To celebrate this day, people wear a symbol of either a leek, or daffodil. The leek arises from an occasion when a troop of Welsh were able to distinguish each other from a troop of English enemy dressed in similar fashion by wearing leeks. An alternative emblem developed in recent years is the daffodil."

Here is a link to the source to the above info:

Unbeknownst to me at the time of his birth, my son Dave was born on this Welsh holiday.
 Someday maybe he will travel to Wales on his birthday. Must be cool to have a whole country celebrate with you on your birthday!

Here's a daffodil, just for you, Dave. 
Happy Birthday!


  1. I love daffodils- they're so happy. You have captured the joy!!

  2. Thanks, Linda! I love them too... partly because they bloom so early, when the gardens are starved for bright color. I also love them because of the interesting contrast they possess. Standing tall and strong on those hollow green stalks, yet fragile and delicate at the same time: a nice juxtaposition... just like a great work of art.


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