The dragon, daffodil and leek are among Wales' national symbols

Santes Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of love

Wales celebrates St David’s Day on 1 March

Cardiff-born Roald Dahl has sold more than 250 million books worldwide

The midwinter majesty of the Mari Lwyd

In the darkest months of the Welsh year, a white horse appears: the mysterious, menacing Mari Lwyd. Jude Rogers steps into one of Wales' most eerie midwinter traditions and uncovers the origins and regional variations of the Mari Lwyd.

A fifth of the population speak Welsh – that’s around half a million people