Saint David's Day
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St David plays a very important role in Welsh culture but little is known about his life. It is believed that he lived to be 100 years old and that he died in 589, but the first texts on his life only appeared around five hundred years after his death. This means that it is difficult to tell which aspects of the St David’s story are true and which are legend.
St. David of Wales, Feast Day and Welsh National Day, 1st March - David ( the Anglicised version of the Welsh ‘Dewi’) was born in the British Isles.David is said to have been of royal descent. On his father’s side he was linked with a Welsh prince and his mother was a niece of King Arthur. Born in South West Wales, in the late fifth or early sixth century and became a missionary travelling through Wales, England and Brittany, converting the pagan Celts of western Britain to Christianity.