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Happy St David’s Day

March 1st is the feast day of St David, the patron saint of Wales, my homeland.

Narcissus February GoldParis does not have many red dragons (the country’s heraldic emblem) or even, at this time of year, many leeks (the traditional emblem of Wales). But earlier today I saw this sunny little patch of Narcissus ‘February Gold’ by the church of St Philippe du Roule. The daffodil is an alternative Welsh emblem, chosen I think simply because it is so readily in flower on St David’s Day.

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus – Bonne Fête de Saint David – Happy St David’s Day!


4 comments on “Happy St David’s Day

  1. Adam
    March 1, 2011

    I have a little Welsh blood too, and a good Welsh surname. There are little bits of England, Scotland and Ireland in Paris, but a distinct lack of Wales, which is a shame. Mind you, most French people don’t even know where the country is!

  2. Lula (onbotanicalphotography.blogspot.com)
    March 1, 2011

    Happy St. David’s! Here I have daffodils just opened today!

  3. theclothshed
    March 1, 2011

    Happy St David’s Day to you and thank you for your kind Welsh hospitality on Saturday x
    Julie x

  4. Jill, I have a patch of ‘February Gold’, and there aren’t even buds yet. I am not sure it has ever bloomed in February, but fun to see it in Paris. Carolyn

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