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Monday, 1 March 2010

Saint David's Day - The Daffodil

Daffodil Leeds

This picture is a photograph of a daffodil taken last March.

Today here in the UK and especially Wales the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales is celebrated.

The date of March 1st was chosen in remembrance of the death of Saint David on that day in 589, and has been celebrated by followers since then. The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century

Many Welsh people will today, the 1st day of March wear a daffodil as a symbol, in earlier times wearing a leek was also popular and I think many people still do so. I whilst in the military sometimes worked adjacent to Welsh troops and they would be presented with leeks by perhaps HRH The Prince of Wales on this day.

Because of the snowy weather I have yet to see a daffodil this year, so here is a photograph of one that I took almost a year ago at soldiers' field in Roundhay park, Leeds. I well remember the day I took this picture, it was misty and I lay down on the damp grass to get the photo, visibility was around 25 metres at times.

2 comments:

  1. Hurray, finally it's spring. I can feel it... Nice photo of that daff.

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  2. Thanks for the info on the day. I did not know of St. David.

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