British English Holidays – St. David’s Day

British English Holidays – St. David’s Day


hi everyone and Jeana there we Sant as
it’s known in Welsh or Saint David it’s a patron saint of Wales and st. David’s
Day is celebrated by the Welsh on the 1st of March in this lesson you’re going
to learn about st. David’s Day why isn’t the Welsh flag represented on the flag
of the United Kingdom we’ll show you the answer at the end of this video st.
David was a Celtic monk and bishop that lived in the 6th century he helped to
spread the word of Christianity across Wales it is claimed that he lives for
over a century and the day of his death was the 1st of March
st. Davids most famous miracle is that while he was preaching to some followers
the ground was said to have risen up and formed a hill beneath him so that he
could be seen and heard better he also founded several monasteries in Wales
during his lifetime st. David’s Day is commemorated in Wales by wearing
daffodils and leeks these are both national emblems of Wales and are
closely associated with the country they are often worn attached to a coat or hat
some children wear the Welsh national dress of a tall black hat and long dress
in red and white Malik is national emblem because Saint
David was said to have advised the Welsh to wear a leak in their caps when they
battled the Saxons so that they could easily distinguish friend from foe in
battle and now I’ll give you the answer to the earlier quiz
why isn’t the Welsh flag represented on the flag of the United Kingdom this is
because Wales unlike England Scotland and Ireland was
never a kingdom when the UK was formed Wales was already part of England and
was a principality instead how has this lesson did you learn something
interesting what is your country’s national emblem
leave us a comment at English class 101.com
and we’ll see you in the next lesson you

23 thoughts on “British English Holidays – St. David’s Day

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  2. bollocks the reason why the welsh flag isn't on union flag is that the welsh flag is pagan because it's so old and the other flags are Christian with Crosses and Wales is a kingdom because the Head of state is the queen and not the prince of Wales

  3. Wales, Scotland and Ireland -celtic tribe. England are anglo saxon of germanic tribe. Never the two shall meet. Separate youselves from the pagan english.

  4. 1057-1063 Wales was ruled in its entirety by Welsh king Gruffydd. Granted this is only 6 years but for those 6 years it would have been recognised as a Kingdom. True story 👌

  5. Incorrect. On so many levels. The reason the Welsh flag is not currently represented on the Union Jack is actually very simple.

    Firstly, let's address the part where she says that Wales was never a kingdom. This is incorrect. Wales was an independent, and unified kingdom under the rule of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn. And secondly, we need to address the part where she says 'When the UK was formed, Wales was already part of England and was a principality instead.' So wrong. So incorrect, it's shameful. And it never fails to amaze me how many people, especially English people, don't understand the difference between 'The Kingdom of England' and 'England'. It's their own history, something that the people of England should be educated on, and the fact that they regularly use those two terms interchangeably, only shows how ignorant they are to their past. Which is very sad.

    So, let's be clear, Wales was NEVER a part of England. And here's why.

    After Edward I's conquer in Wales in 1284, until Henry VIII's Laws in Wales Acts were passed in 1542, Wales was split into various regions, each of them governed differently from each other. The Norman Marcher Lords (descendants of the Normans who conquered parts of Wales in the 11th century) governed themselves in their various Welsh conquered-regions, while the section in North and Mid Wales that Edward I conquered from the Welsh in 1284, was labelled a principality because he gifted it to his eldest son and heir (who was a prince) to rule. The definition of a principality is a state that is ruled and governed by a prince. Hence, a principality was born in North and Mid Wales at this time, by Edward I.

    But it didn't last, because in 1542, Henry VIII abolished the principality in North and Mid Wales, and instead, united all the regions of Wales into one unified country, while finally defining the all-important border between Wales and England – the exact same border that is still recognised today. Wales was then brought into the sovereign state of the Kingdom of England (which after 1542, was made up of the separate nations of Wales and England), and twenty-seven Welsh MPs were introduced into Parliament, finally giving Wales an equal political voice on the running of its country – something that hadn't been allowed to happen since Edward I's conquer in 1284. So the Laws in Wales Act of 1542 was actually the beginning of the United Kingdom that we all know today. And in 1707, the Kingdom of Scotland came on board, and in 1801, Ireland joined too.

    So her statement 'When the UK was formed, Wales was already a part of England and was a principality instead', is horribly and grossly inaccurate. When the UK was formed, Wales was a part of the sovereign state of the Kingdom of England, NOT England! England is a nation, and Wales has NEVER been a part of it! And Wales WASN'T a principality when the UK was formed, as it ceased being a principality in 1542, and the UK was formed in 1801 (Great Britain in 1707)! Honestly, her inaccuracies are shameful!

    So the reason the Welsh flag is not seen on the Union Jack is because, although the red dragon has been a symbol of the Welsh for nearly two thousand years, the St George's Cross was the symbol of the sovereign state of the Kingdom of England – which Wales was an equal member of alongside the nation of England – when it merged with the Kingdom of Scotland in 1707 (the Scottish and English crowns had already merged a hundred years previous to this, with the first version of the Union Jack created in 1606). So during the merger, the nation of Wales, along with the nation of England, were both represented by the St George's Cross. At the time, it made political sense, because the cross symbolised a kingdom that Wales and England were equal members of. But of course, with the abolition of the Kingdom of England in 1707, and after the first version of the Union Jack had already been created, the St George's Cross quickly went back to only being a symbol of the nation of England; a nation which Wales has NEVER been a part of, and this is why Wales is no longer seen to be represented on the Union Jack, and hasn't been since pretty much the flag's creation.

    So in short, Wales became an equal member of the sovereign state of the Kingdom of England in 1542, but has NEVER been a part of England. 'The Kingdom of England' was a sovereign state that was made up of the separate nations of Wales and England from 1542, until its abolition in 1707. And 'England' is a nation that is currently one-fourth of the sovereign state of the United Kingdom. Both are completely different!
    And the fact that Wales currently has its own devolved government, while England is still wholly governed by a mix of Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish, and English MPs, only shows how Wales is actually more of a country than England is.

    And did I read in the video description 'Join Gina for a dose of English culture'?! When did St David's Day become a part of English culture? Did I miss another invasion, conquer, and mass genocide inflicted on to the people of Wales by England?

  6. I feel sorry for your students. Awful labeling St David Day as an English or even a British holiday. Wales has never been part of England and never will be. You stupid cow! Cymru am byth.

  7. I learned that English people will stop at nothing to but the Welsh down. Even if it means feeding this kind of propaganda to people across the world.

  8. st davids is not an english celebration it is welsh namely one for beating and resisting none other than the english to assume otherwise is Ahistorical and ludicrously incorrect

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