St. David’s Day is recognized as a feast day in Wales in memory of patron saint called as Saint Davis. The day is celebrated on the first day of March in the remembrance of death of Saint David. It is believed that St David death occurred on that day in 569.
St David’s Day 2004 Google Doodle with Yellow Daffodils appeared on UK Google homepage. Daffodils are the flowers associated with Saint. In the St David’s Day Google doodle , it’s the third letter ‘o’ replaced with the three daffodil flowers.
In Wales the St David’s Day is celebrated as the national holiday. It is declared as a national holiday there in 18th century. In 2000 with the cross-party support the St David’s Day is declared as public holiday in Wales.
In 2006 a poll was conducted to decide whether this day to be declared as bank holiday or not. About 85% people voted for in favor of it.When comes to St David’s life, St David was born in 5th century. In Wales St. David’s Day is a national festival for many centuries. St David was recognized as national patron Saint.
St David’s day is celebrated by the Welsh society throughout the world with dinners and recitals and concerts. It is not considered as a national day in United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and United States of America although they regularly celebrates this day as feast day.
Every year during the St David’s Day celebration parades are held in wales. The largest parade is usually held in Cardiff and is attended either by British Monarch or the Prince of Wales. Also the celebrations will take place in public place such as small towns etc