Ceredigion St David’s Day celebrations

Tregaron St David’s Day celebrations

Written by Bobby Kelly

March 6, 2023

eredigion was full of joy last week as St David’s Day celebrations went underway. One of the events was the Tregaron St David’s Day celebration which was held on Wednesday, 01 March 2023.

Over 300 people gathered in the Town Hall, including pupils from Ysgol Pontrhydfendigaid, Ysgol Rhoshelyg and Ysgol Henry Richard – a large number of them in Welsh costumes and carrying flags.

The Chairman of the County Council, Councillor Ifan Davies said: “This is our day. A day to celebrate not only our patron saint but a day to be proud of our Welshness. It is so important that we keep doing this in order to ensure that the Welsh language continues for the next generation.”

 Councillor Catrin M.S Davies, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Culture, added: “After three years of not being able to hold St David’s events safely, it was amazing to see so many concerts, gigs, parades, walks, etc, being organised this year, and each one attracting a large number of people to enjoy celebrating our patron saint day and to do the little things. A large number of the county’s residents speak Welsh daily but for those who are more shy or unsure about the language, this gives them a focus and opportunities to enjoy a local Welsh occasion and practice their Welsh.”