Saint David was a famous teacher throughout the Celtic world and a descendant of the royal house of Ceredigion. He founded and taught at a Celtic monastic community at Glyn Rhosin which became an important Christian shrine and now stands where St David's Cathedral is today.
As monks prepared for David’s death they heard him utter 'Brothers be ye constant. The yoke which with single mind ye have taken, bear ye to the end; and whatsoever ye have seen with me and heard, keep and fulfil'.
Saint David’s Day has been celebrated as a national festival for centuries and in 2003 the United States officially announced it as the national day of the Welsh.
A Welsh stew named ‘cawl’ is traditionally consumed on the day and people tend to celebrate with festivals, parades, street parties or concerts. We have a fantastic range of Welsh clothing to help you get in to the sprit of your Saint David's Day celebrations.