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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

March Celebrations: Happy St. David's Day

Daffodils for St. David's Day by Robin Dalton

I almost forgot:

Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus!

Or happy Saint David's Day for those of us who don't speak welsh...

For those of you who would like a little more information on the day, I found this page.

For me... I see it as a day to celebrate my lovely Welsh friends and some of the happy times I have had in their beautiful country filled with beautiful, passionate people and a landscape that is like something out of a fantasy novel.  If you haven't been, I suggest you move it to the top of your list.

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In addition to that celebration, here is a little more information on the first of March from The Grandmother of Time  by Zsusanna Budapest

March is a wet month, sacred to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Many festivals in this month have to do with weddings, motherhood, and being a bride.

Aphrodite found in a reclamation yard in West Sussex by Robin Dalton


March 1 - Matronalia (Roman):  Matronalia is the celebration of women and power. Juno-Lucina, protector of women and the family, is honored on this day. Prayers were offered to this Goddess for a prosperous and happy wedlock, and women received presents from men. Temple fires were lit welcoming the new growth to the earth. The Goddess was represented veiled, with flowers in her right hand and an infant in her left.

Blessings to you all...

1 comment:

  1. Happy St David's day Robin. The photograph of dafodils is all that is needed to evoke spring

    x c

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