Art & Photography1st March 2015

St David's Day, Welsh Tradition and BSL

St David's Day is an ideal time to celebrate and highlight traditional Welsh sign language

by Sarah Lawrence

Saint David's Day falls on 1st March each year. Celebrated widely in Wales, parades are held around Wales each year to commemorate Saint David, the largest event taking place in Cardiff. The parade is a non-military celebration of Welsh heritage and culture. Children in Wales take part in school concerts or Eisteddfods, with recitation and singing being the main activities.

Younger girls sometimes wear traditional Welsh costumes to school. This costume consists of a long woollen skirt, white blouse, woollen shawl and a Welsh hat. Now, March 1 is celebrated by schools and cultural societies throughout Wales. It is the custom on that day to wear either a leek or a daffodil - two of the Welsh national emblems and for young girls to wear the national costume.

BSL - In British Sign Language there are 14 regional dialects and I will show you some of the South Wales regional BSL signs using a Welsh theme, to help anyone who is interested in preserving Welsh heritage and Welsh BSL signs.

Article by Sarah Lawrence

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1st March 2015