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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).

St Dwynwen’s Day
We celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day on 25 January. Learn about the history of St Dwynwen...
Picture of Welsh 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...

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...