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Welsh traditions

Mari Lwyd, a Welsh tradition

Learn about some of our Welsh traditions, some of which date back many centuries, while others are a little more recent.

They include Calennig, Mari Lwyd and Noson Gyflaith (Toffee Evening).

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St Dwynwen’s Day
We celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day on 25 January. Learn about the history of St Dwynwen...
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Lovespoons
Welsh lovespoons are a tradition dating back to the 17th century and make a great gift for many occasions, such as St Dwynwen’s Day or Valentine's day...
Eisteddfodau

Each year we enjoy the National Eisteddfod, Urdd Eisteddfod & the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.

Picture of Noson Gyflaith at St Fagans National History Museum
Noson Gyflaith
A Christmas Eve tradition, Noson Gyflaith (Taffy/Toffee making night)
Picture of The start of the Nos Galan Races, new year's eve
Nos Galan Races
Every New Year's Eve a 5 km race is held in Mountain Ash and commemorates the Welsh runner Guto Nyth Bran...