This week's host theme is St. Patrick's Day. I must confess that this is a holiday I have never celebrated in any way - it's not as big a deal in the mainland UK, probably because we all have our own patron Saints' days. Scotland has St. Andrew, England has St. George, and we in Wales have St. David.
On St. David's day - March 1st - children are expected to dress up. Boys are invariably miners or rugby players, while girls get to be Welsh ladies. The rest of us wear a leek or daffodil badge.
At school, kids take part in a mini Eisteddfod (festival of Welsh culture) with activities like poetry reciting, folk dancing, and attempting to draw the national flag:
Then there is the singing. The National Anthem is a must on St. David's Day:
You might think we have a vendetta against vowels but, actually, we love them so much we've got a couple extra - A, E, I, O, U, W, Y. What do you expect with an alphabet like this:
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How cute is this? I love the fresh colours, and it would be perfect as an Easter craft project.
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