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Saint David’s Day

From the Celtic Blessings 2015 wall calendar by Michael Green

From the Celtic Blessings 2015 wall calendar by Michael Green

You probably don’t celebrate Saint David’s Day. Unless you are Welsh. Saint David’s Day (March 1) is one of those holidays, like Saint George’s Day (April 23) and Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17), that is more about celebrating a national identity based on the patron saint of a particular country. So, on Saint George’s Day, the English gather around bonfires and drink beer (at least that’s what we did when I was attending Reed College in the seventies; I don’t know why we aligned ourselves with England). On Saint Patrick’s Day people all over the United States wear green, drink beer, and eat corned beef and cabbage to show their Irish spirit but in Ireland, people were (until recently) more likely to go to church than to the tavern on the saint’s day. Continue reading