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BS: Happy St Davids Day

01 Mar 05 - 01:14 PM (#1424026)
Subject: BS: Happy St Davids Day
From: GUEST,jOhn

Hes the patron saint of welsh people, i think today is his birthday or something.


01 Mar 05 - 01:20 PM (#1424032)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy St Davids Day
From: gnu

Well, since I recently learned that my forefathers may actually be from Wales originally, before coming to Canada from Erin, I'll raise to that! Slainte mhath!


01 Mar 05 - 03:10 PM (#1424141)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy St Davids Day
From: Peace

Here's to ya!


01 Mar 05 - 03:57 PM (#1424198)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy St Davids Day
From: Rapparee

Do what I've done to celebrate: take a leek.


01 Mar 05 - 04:33 PM (#1424234)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy St Davids Day
From: Mr Red

and take it as far away as possible. and yer onions, shallots, chives, garlic, pickled or not.

and yer Marmite.


01 Mar 05 - 04:47 PM (#1424246)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy St Davids Day
From: sian, west wales

On behalf of the Dewi-ites, thenkin' youse.

I am on my way out to have a drop of Penderyn, the new whisky that was launched a year ago today and has won my heart. (Ignoring the fact that Dewi was probably T-T!)

Take all opportunities to take his advice: "Lords, brothers and sisters, be merry!"

merrilly
Gwyl Dewi Hapus!

siân


01 Mar 05 - 06:04 PM (#1424323)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy St Davids Day
From: Dave'sWife

Well, that's better than Green Beer and Green Bagels.

When I was very little, growing up in NYC..I always assumed that St. Patrick was the Patron Saint of Policemen and Firemen because every St. Patrick's Day all the Cops and Firemen in my family seemed to either have the day off, march in a parade or two and/or have themselves a helluva good time. It was only later that I realized St. Michael(Archangel) (or St. Micheal if you're Irish) is the Patron Saint of Policemen! I'm sure there is a feast of st. Micheal but I'll be damned if I know when it is, lapsed Catholic that I am.


01 Mar 05 - 07:24 PM (#1424405)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy St Davids Day
From: Snuffy

Michaelmas (pronounced "Micklemass") is 29th September, and along with Christmas, Midsummer and Lady Day is one of the English Quarter Days on which rents were paid in earlier times. Scottish Quarter Days are different, but I don't know if Wales has any of its own.