Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus
It is claimed that David lived for over 100 years, and he died on a Tuesday 1 March (now St David’s Day). His last words to his followers were in a sermon on the previous Sunday. Rhygyfarch transcribes these as ‘Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed. Do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us.’ ‘Do the little things in life’ (‘Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd’) is today a very well known phrase in Welsh.
Now today Saint David’s Day isn’t just a religious occasion, but a national one. It is the one day which we can be loud and proud to be born Cymry, with no one saying otherwise.