Here in Wales we celebrate St David’s Day on the 1st of March. He is the patron saint of Wales. People celebrate all things Welsh on this day and the most obvious way to mark the occasion is to wear a daffodil.
In Wales there’s a native language called Welsh. Not everyone in Wales speaks it but in the county I live a lot of people do. In fact in the county I live education is taught in Welsh and then in English if there’s a non Welsh speaker in the class.
My native language is Welsh. I use it everyday at home and at work. The funny thing is that even though both hubby and I are Welsh speakers we tend to speak a lot of English to each other. Reason for this is that when we first met we started speaking English to each other as we were at accountancy college with English speakers. He is also more comfortable speaking English because he went to an English primary school and all his friends are English speakers.
Since Little Miss has been born we have been making the effort to speak Welsh to each other. This is really for her benefit. When she goes to school she’s going to need to be able to speak Welsh. Being able to speak Welsh will also help her in the future if she wants to work locally as most places here find that a bilingual speaker is an advantage. And also it’s always good to be able to speak another language.
Rugby is a sport that the Welsh are mad for!! Over here there’s an annual tournament called the Six Nations which Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy compete in. Everyone seems to go bonkers over this tournament!
I must admit that I’m not into the rugby as much anymore. When I was younger I also was mad about it but these days not so much. I think it’s because I’m mad about the F1 and normally I find people are passionate about one sport.
This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy watching the rugby – I do but I’m not fussed if I miss a game.
I know I’m biased but I firmly believe that Wales has the most beautiful flag in the world!!