St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales, it is Britain's smallest city, in terms of size and population, was the final resting place of Saint David, the country's patron saint, and the ecclesiastical capital of wales. Is originally known as Mynnyw in the Welsh language, in latin as Menevia an later renamed in honour of St. David, it is buitl around St David's Cathedral a popular place ofpilgrime in the Middle Ages , other attractions in the city include the 14th century Tower Gate, the Celtic Old Cross and a number of art galleries, St Davids is also popular for walking and water sports, for example Whitesands bay, about two miles of St. David's, it has been described as the best surfing beache in Pembrokeshire and one of best tourist beaches in the world.
St. Davids RFC
RugbyFootball Club, a rugby union team from the city of St. Davids in Wales. The club is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Llanelli Scarlets.
The club was formerd in 1953 and set its first trials for membership at St David's Grammar School. Although a poor opening season saw the first team fail to win a single game, the club continued, and by the 1955/56 season they hadpurchased their own playing ground. In the 1963/64 season the club had built a clubhouse and in 1977 the team joined the Pembrokeshire League. During the clubs 25th anniversary they hosted first class team Pontypridd and for their 40th anniversary faced the 'Welsh All Blacks', Neath. Like many rugby clubs, St. Davids has undertaken several rugby tours, including trips to Ireland, England and France.The team has seen several players selected for Welsh schoolboy rugby and their most notable ex-player is Rowland Phillips, who not only played for first class team Neath, but also played for the Wales national team. Phillips won ten caps for his country, his first was against the United States in 1987.
Saint David's Day
Saint David's Day is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales,and falls on 1 March each year. The date of 1 March was chosen in remembrance of the death of Saint David. Tradition holds that he died on that day in 589. The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century.
Many Welsh people wear one or both of the national emblems of Wales on their lapel to celebrate St. David: the daffodil (a generic Welsh symbol which is inseason during March) or the leek (Saint David's personal symbol) on this day. The association between leeks and daffodils is strengthened by the fact that they have similar names in Welsh, Cenhinen (leek) and Cenhinen Pedr (daffodil, literally "Peter's leek"). Younger girls sometimes wear traditional Welsh costumes to school. This costume consists of a long woollen skirt, white blouse, woollenshawl and a Welsh hat. The flag of Saint David often plays a central role in the celebrations and can be seen flying throughout Wales.
Cawl traditional food
Cawl (pronounced "kowl") is a traditional Welsh soup usually contains meat and vegetables, Its story is related concerning the Welsh king Gruffydd ap Llywelyn and a pot of cawl. Gruffydd's father Llywelyn ap Seisyll had been king of aconsiderable part of Wales in the early 11th century, but on his death the throne was taken over by another dynasty. His son Gruffydd was said to be an idle youth, and one New Year's Day was driven out of the house by his exasperated sister. Leaning against the wall of another house he heard the comments of a cook who was cooking a dish which appears to be cawl. The cook complained that one piece ofmeat kept rising to the surface however often it was pushed down. Gruffydd took that to refer to himself and from that day on changed his outlook on life, to such effect that by 1055 he was king of all Wales.
Cawl usually contains meat, normally cut into small pieces. This may be lamb or mutton (with the fat trimmed or skimmed off the broth during cooking), beef, pork or bacon, the...
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