St. David's Society of Minnesota

United to Celebrate and Explore Welsh Culture

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Easy Welsh Quiz!

Or at least deemed Easy
by the quiz creators...

Hard Welsh Quiz!

See if you can answer any of theses hard questions from the North American Festival of Wales.

March 1 is St David's Day

-- a day to celebrate Wales and all things Welsh.  St. David has been the patron saint of Wales since the 12th century. He helped to spread the word of Christianity and, in his lifetime, founded over 12 monasteries.  

St. David’s flag is a yellow cross on a black background.  On St. David’s Day, people wear daffodils (the national symbol of Wales) or leeks (St. David’s symbols of Wales).  It is said that St. David told Welsh fighters to wear leeks in their caps to distinguish themselves from the enemy in a battle with the Saxons.

In St. David's last sermon he is quoted as saying: "Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed. Do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us." "Do the little things" has become a well-known inspirational saying in Wales.

On St. David’s Day in Wales, children dress up in traditional Welsh costume and dance in Welsh dances, sing Welsh songs, and recite Welsh poems.  Many parades are organized in towns throughout Wales.  However, St. David’s Day is not an official public holiday. In 2007 Tony Blair rejected calls for St David’s Day to become a bank holiday, despite a poll revealing that 87 per cent of Welsh people wanted a March 1 holiday.

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The St. David's Society of Minnesota was formed to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Welsh immigrants to Minnesota. To these ends, St. David's Society members celebrate and cultivate all things Welsh - in literature, history, music, dance, art or ideas, traditional and contemporary.

Visit our What's On? page to learn more about how to participate.

Upcoming Events

  • St. David's Day Banquet:  Saturday, March 3 from 11:30 am to 3:00pm at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville. The big event of the year!  We will be celebrating the work of Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, a Welsh composer who was born one hundred years ago. Singers from Sonomento, the Twin-Cities-based choir, will perform. They are traveling to Wales in the summer to compete in the 2018 International Eisteddfod. Registration Form (click to download)
  • The January Newsletter is now available. 
  • Welsh Language and Conversation: Sunday, March 11 at 2:00pm at 8844 Stevens Ave. S., Bloomington, MN. Direct questions to
  • The Well-Read Dragons Book Club: Saturday, April 7 at 11:30 am at Davanni’s, 3673 Lexington Ave. N. in Arden Hills.  Come to talk about Bred of Heaven by Jasper Rees. See more details and the list of books for discussion through August 2018 on the What's On page. Come even if you haven't read the book. 

Visit the What's On? page for more details of all these events.

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