St. Dwynwen’s Day, derives from the traditional Welsh love story of Dwynwen, dating back to the 5th Century A.D.
Dydd Santes Dwynwen (St. Dwynwen’s Day) is the Welsh Valentine’s day. It is celebrated on January 25th every year.
The Story of St. Dwynwen’s Day
This version of the story is told to younger children, usually in primary school or nursery, as it is generally considered the most appropriate for children.
Dwynwen was the beautiful daughter of Brychan Brycheiniog. He had eleven sons and twenty-four daughters. Dwynwen met and fell madly in love with a man called Maelon, and he loved her back. She asked her father if she could marry Maelon but Brychan disliked Maelon and refused to give his permission. Maelon begged, as did Dwynwen, but Brychan would not relent and Maelon was forced to leave. Dwynwen was so upset and she ran into the forest. There, she met an angel in a dream who granted her the position of the Saint of Love.
The Welsh are a passionate nation. Their passion runs deep from their language, to rugby, to mountain and sea.
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