St David’s Day is marked on March 1 ever yr. The annual celebration of all issues Welsh will see daffodils picked, Welsh rarebit and Welsh truffles eaten, and Land of My Fathers sung. But we truly know little or no in regards to the man himself.
“A lot of the early photos are primarily based upon what we see in stained-glass home windows the place he is portrayed as a really highly effective archbishop,” creator Martin Crampin instructed the BBC.
“However that was by no means the case on the time of his life.
“It is not till final century that we see him as a hermit, or a extra scholarly, humble and down-to-earth determine that maybe matches in additional with what we wish to see St David.”
However what have you learnt about why we rejoice this date?
3. He was born in a storm
Legend has it St David’s mom gave delivery on high of a cliff in Pembrokeshire.
As she did, a fierce bolt of lightning struck the rock, splitting it in two.
4. His title was not David
His mom Non truly named her son Dewidd, or Dewi to the locals
5. He was a teetotal vegetarian
St David based a monastery, the place he and his monks led a easy life.
They solely dwell of of leeks and water, didn’t drink and ate no meat.
They even ploughed their fields by hand, refusing to get oxen in to assist.