Diogenina (children_of_lir) wrote in celts,

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi hapus!

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Cymry am bith!

And -- just for 24 hours -- NUTS to overhyped ol' St. Patrick. ;) For March 1st is St. David's day.

So fly y Ddraig Goch (the Red Dragon flag) high and stick a leek/daffodil in your hatband. Curl up with some laverbread, a steaming bowl of cawl, a good pint, and enjoy

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain: Extremely funny & underrated Hugh Grant comedy. A small Welsh village is collectively mad at two English cartographers, who classify their mountain as a mere “hill” -- meaning their wee scraggly town doesn't get to be on the new map, and thus will lose income from the resulting tourism. The stubborn natives concoct a scheme to fix both the physical problem, AND the two snooty Saxons.

How Green Was My Valley: Life and times of a mining town in turn-of-the century Wales. B&W, but Oscar-winning & a good story.

Hedd Wyn: True tear-jerker about one of Wales’ best-known national poets.

Cadfael: TV adaptation of the popular series based on Ellis Peters' mystery novels, concerning a crime-solving Welsh monk in the 12th century. (Not *AS* Welsh-flavored as the corresponding books. But some episodes are still worth a shufty.)

Here's a brief list and description of some more traditional Welsh dishes, with some recipes here in case you'd like to experiment.

And the best part is, no one will make you drink green beer.
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