2 Celebrations, 1 Night:
The 888th St. David's Day and the 9th Fox and Parrot Anniversary!
St David's Day
Croeso. We certainly hope you will join us as we celebrate the holiday of St. David.
But who was St. David, and why is he so important to the Welsh? And just how is St. David's Day celebrated in Wales today? St. David is the patron Saint of Wales. This day is named after David, the Abbot of Ty Ddewi, who died on 1st March 589. In 1120, he was cannonised and this day has been celebrated by the Welsh throughout the world since. More on St. David [here].
The heraldic emblem of Wales is Y Ddraig Goch, the Red Dragon. The emblem of Wales is the leek, arising from an occasion when a troop of Welsh were unable to distinguish each other from a troop of similarly dressed English enemy. St David suggested the Welsh troops wear leeks - which allowed the Welsh to win the battle. An alternative emblem developed in recent years is the daffodil, used and preferred over the leek by the English government as it lacks the overtones of patriotic defiance associated with the leek.
NB: Those not wearing a leek or a daffodil may be asked to "Take a leek."
We will have specials on Welsh food and drink to recognize this important day in Welsh history.
Please note that we will not be serving laverbread and cockles this year. These traditional Welsh delicacies can only, successfully, be prepared and served fresh and getting them truly fresh from South Wales is nearly impossible this time of year.
Come and find out the answers to such questions as:
1. Why do the Welch Fusiliers only say the Loyal Toast on Dydd Dewi Sant? And why are they Welch and not Welsh?
2. The Welsh traditionally eat Cawl on Dydd Dewi Sant? What is Cawl?
3. Is St David related to King Arthur, and if so, how?
4. What did St David mean he said: "Arglwydi, vrodyr a chwioryd, bydwch lawen a chedwch awch ffyd a'ch cret, a gwnewch y petheu bychein a glywawch ac a welsawch y gennyf i' ?"
There will be a prize for the most authentic Cawl Cennin recipe.
There will be a prize for the most authentic Welsh costume.
Email the publican at: Foxandparrot @ gmail.com
In accordance with 17 USC §506; 18 USC §2319; and Public Law 105-147, the No Electronic Theft Act;
this web site's structure, graphics, and content Copyright © 2004-14 The Fox and Parrot Tavern. All rights reserved worldwide.
Site management and marketing provided by Breakthrough Systems.