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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.

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Mari Lwyd
A horse's skull, battling rhymes with neighbours.....
Picture of Plygain - in St Fagans Museum
Plygain
The Welsh tradition of singing early on Christmas morning.