St. David’s Day (Wales only)

St. David’s Day (Wales only) in United Kingdom, for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018.





United Kingdom (Wales only) 2016 2017 2018
St. David’s Day Tuesday 1st March Wednesday 1st March Thursday 1st March


Origin and Meaning of St David's Day

St David's Day is only one of Wales only holidays that is celebrated in the United Kingdom.

St David's Day Celebration

On March 15th, 2016, people in the UK will come together and celebrate Wales only holidays, with family and friends. It is a celebration of the life of a Patron Saint of Wales, who has touched the lives of the people. Wales only holidays are not national holidays. Therefore, banks, schools, local post office, government facilities, and businesses are open and operating as usual. Although, the celebration can disrupt normal traffic, as parades proceed through various parts of the town.

St David's Day Special Events

Celebration of the Welsh culture and of Wales only holidays, such as St David's Day prompt people to participate in various activities such as parades, special church services, choral recitals, choir singing, school programs, and literature readings. Both children and adults in Canada and the United States celebrate St David's day each year. Doing this time people wear bright coloured daffodils or leeks on their clothing, and children put on their best costumes. People participate in the fun and excitement associated with paying respect to one of Wales only holidays, by recognising a loved and gifted saint in the UK.

St David's Day Flag and Feast

The flag is hung in recognition and celebration of St David Day, one of the Wales only holidays. The flag is that of red dragon, displayed on a colourful green and white background. The colours are bright and festive, which only enhances the festival mood associated with having a great time at Wales only holidays. St David founded several churches, and perhaps a monastery in the town of Wales, where he became an archbishop. It was on March 1st, 2011, that St David was canonised, and his name listed in the church calendar. It was then that people begin paying pilgrimage to this saint. The cathedral in Wales is still standing in its original setting as of today. St David's Day is one of the Wales only holidays that is not a real holiday, but a time of celebration, instead.