St David’s day (or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant in Welsh) is taken seriously in Wales – children go to school in the traditional national costume, Welsh cakes are baked, and daffodils are picked and brought indoors to create early spring bouquets.
The man behind the celebration, St David himself, was born in the year 500, the grandson of Ceredig ap Cunedda, king of Ceredigion. According to legend, his mother St Non gave birth to him on a Pembrokeshire clifftop during a wild storm. He grew up to be a renowned preacher, founding churches and monastries across Wales and Ireland, and performing miracles. His last words were from a sermon he just before he died: ‘Be joyful, keep the faith, and do the little things that you have heard and seen me do.’ The phrase ‘Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd’ - ‘Do the little things in life’ - is still a well-known phrase in Wales.
And there is no better way to celebrate the day than with some 'little things' - beautiful handmade gifts, created by artisans in Wales. Here is Welsh Otter’s selection of Welsh products to celebrate the most special of Welsh days.
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About Welsh Otter: Welsh Otter is a family run online store based in Carmarthenshire, Wales. We seek to raise the profile of designers working in Wales through selecting and showcasing the best of Welsh produced homewares and gifts. We work with artisans in Wales to curate, design and develop beautiful products that will stand the test of time.