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St David's Day

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Daffodils are a national symbol of Wales

Tue 1 Mar 2016

Will the sun be shining on Wales as they celebrate St David's Day, the national day of Wales?

Wales marks the national day by holding celebrations across the country, the largest of these events is held in Cardiff. The city holds an annual parade to mark the day followed by the St David's Day concert held at St David's Hall. Check the Cardiff weather forecast.

Swansea also marks the national day by hosting a St David's week with a number of activities that include music, sports and other cultural events. Check the Swansea weather forecast to see if milder spring days will brighten St David's week.

You can also view our weather forecast text in Welsh using the Translate function at the bottom of the page.

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Sunday (22 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (23 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (24 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (25 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 16:49 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (26 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 16:51 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (27 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 16:53 Moon phase: New
Saturday (28 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 16:55 Moon phase: New
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1 March - Will the sun be shining on Wales as they celebrate St David's Day, the Patron Saint of Wales?

What is St David's Day?

St David was a Celtic monk in the sixth century, who then became the Archbishop of Wales and is the Patron Saint of Wales. The day is celebrated on 1 March as this marks the death of the saint in 589.

St David's Day is celebrated across Wales by the customary wearing of the country's national symbols - the daffodil or the leek. Young girls also often wear the national costume of Wales to school on St David's Day.