Thank you Google for once again marking St David’s Day (1 March) by changing the default search page to feature a Welsh Dragon. It is a special day that honours the patron saint of Wales, and has been commemorated by Welsh people since Saint David’s canonization in the 12th century.
David is said to have been born around the year AD 520 at a time when Welsh kings ruled over small kingdoms and their people made their living from farming the land. Most people in Wales were Christians, and monasteries were important centres of prayer and learning.
It is said that David founded a monastery close to his birthplace in around AD 550. His birthplace is also thought to be close to St David’s cathedral in Pembrokeshire (West Wales).
His final words to his followers were , “Do the little things, the small things you’ve seen me doing.” These words still inspire many people today.
Happy St. David’s Day! or in Welsh, “Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus”