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					       WALES
CULTURE AND TRADITIONS


               Martina Šprincová
               SYMBOLS




                  the Welsh Dragon




   daffodil                             leek
               CHRISTMAS TIME
 Twelth Nigt, January 5 - removing of all christmas decorations
  Christmas Eve, December 24 - children hang up a stocking

 Feast of the Epiphany, Januarygiving presents
 Christmas Day, December 25 – 6 – the Tree Wise Man Day



   Gwyl San Steffan (St. Stephen's Day, Boxing Day: Dec. 26)
                  TRADITIONS

                Saint David's Day, March 1

                  - the patron saint of Wales
                  - remembrance of his death



The Welsh hat
- worn by women as part of Welsh national
costume
                        TRADITIONS
   Sul y Blodau (Sunday of the Flowers)
- beginning of Easter

   1 May - Calan Mai
– first day of summer, bonfire night

   16 September
- Owain Glyndŵr's rebellion began

   1 November - Calan Gaeaf
- first day of winter, people avoid churchyards

   11 December
- the death of Llywelyn the Last
                  LOVE SPOONS
- an   ornately carved spoon made from a single piece of wood
- specific meanings: a horseshoe for luck, a cross for faith and
marriage, or hearts for love
                    EISTEDDFOD
   Welsh festival of literature, music and performance
   staged annually in the first week of August
                SPORT
   cricket
   football
   rugby




               The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff
               - a capacity of 74,500 seats
               - used primarily for rugby union and
               football
                 WELSH CUISINE
   Cawl cennin – leek soup      Bara brith - sweetbread




   Welsh lamb                   Laver bread - seaweed
Sources:

   http://www.britannia.com/wales/culture2.html
   http://www.homecomingwales.com
   www.wikipedia.org
   www.google.co.uk




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