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Happy St. David’s Day

In Dewi Sant, St. David's Day, Wales on March 1, 2008 at 7:42 pm

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Happy St. David’s Day

This is the fourth time I’ve celebrated the saint’s day on this blog. Along with the leek and the red dragon, the daffodil is a symbol of Wales, of which David, or Dewi Sant, is the patron, and is associated with him. Where I live, in Eugene, Oregon, Davey’s Day is the day the daffodils usually bloom and, right on schedule, one of the daffodils in our flower bed started to unfasten its petals today, despite the rain. I always associate David with the coming spring and that’s part of the reason for my affection for him.

So, see you, have a Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant, you sinning bastards.

Happy Belated St. David’s Day You Sad Non-Welsh Bastards

In Dewi Sant, St. David's Day, Wales on March 18, 2007 at 3:40 pm


I did not publish a post on Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (St. David’s Day) this year like I did in 2005 and 2006. The daffodils did not have the common sense, self respect and decency to blossom on March 1 as they are supposed to. Perhaps it’s the year. Perhaps it’s the fact that we live in Southern Oregon now. I’m not sure. At any rate, they have finally bloomed and, considering it’s the day after the saint’s day of another famous Welsh saint, St. Patrick, I thought I’d send out these delayed best wishes. (Oh, yes. Patrick was a Welshman. He took pity on the Irish. And so should we all.)

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Happy St. Davies Day You Sinning Bastards

In Dewi Sant, St. David's Day, Wales on March 2, 2006 at 5:39 am

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Today is St. David’s Day or Dewi Sant. The daffodils in Eugene are blooming on cue, except in our side yard where they are being stubborn and mocking my Welshness.

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ST. DAVID’S DAY

In Dewi Sant, St. David's Day, Wales on March 2, 2005 at 3:51 am

Yesterday was Dydd Dewi Sant, which I did not know until I listened to a BBC show from yesterday just now. As a Welshman, I quickly realized I had sinned greviously and promptly punched myself in the face, as is the custom in Wales.

I should have known it was Dydd Dewi Sant, as the daffodils had popped out all at once in splashes of yellow all over town.