Did You Know...

Although many associate St David with leeks or daffodils, his symbol is actually the Dove, which usually rests on his shoulder.

During a battle against the Saxons, St David apparently advised soldiers to wear leeks on their hats to avoid friendly fire, so they now represent national pride.

Daffodils, which are in bloom around this time of year, became the national symbol for Wales in the 19th Century through a mixture of trends and linguistic confusion.

The traditional meal on St David's Day is a soup made of leek and other vegetables known as cawl.

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