Cardiff was alive with color today as the nation celebrated Dewi Sant (St David’s) Day, the 6th century CE patron saint of Wales. Yellow daffodil brooches, green leeks pinned to hats, flags with red dragons and vibrant smiles were abundant even as the sun faded and true Welsh weather won out once again. Here are some of the faces who joined in the celebration on what the Welsh call: “the first day of spring”!
Daffodils, leeks, the Welsh flag and a surprisingly blue sky over Cardiff
Dancers from Brittany, France representing Saint David’s pilgrimage
Even bagpipers need to take a breath sometimes
Daffodils to benefit the Marie Curie Cancer Center
A toddler in the women’s national costume
Dragons are real in Cardiff
Cardiff belly dancers
They’re quite talented. albeit most likely freezing
The Welsh-Filipino Society
Another girl in national costume
Excited residents wave Welsh flags out of the windows of Cardiff Castle
The BBC covered the military honors in Cardiff Bay as well as other, regional St David’s Day celebrations.