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Welsh traditions

Learn about some of our Welsh traditions, some of which date back many centuries, while others are a little more recent.

They include Calennig, Mari Lwyd and Noson Gyflaith (Toffee Evening).

St Dwynwen’s Day
We celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day on 25 January. Learn about the history of St Dwynwen...
Picture of Welsh lovespoons
Welsh lovespoons are a tradition dating back to the 17th century and make a great gift for many occasions, such as St Dwynwen’s Day or Valentine's day...

Each year we enjoy the National Eisteddfod, Urdd Eisteddfod & the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.

Picture of A Mari Lwyd at Chepstow Wassail Mari
Mari Lwyd
A horse's skull, battling rhymes with neighbours.....