‘Do the little things in life’ was St David’s most famous words and every year Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam takes on the challenge to spread the message and encourage communities across Flintshire to do the little things in Welsh and to celebrate Welsh culture. This year, in partnership with Flintshire County Council and Holywell town council, we organised a face-to-face celebration for the first time in Holywell.

A fantastic morning was had by all, with Ysgol Bro Carmel reciting a poem to celebrate the occasion and local artists such as Andy Hickie, Jacob Elwy and Megan Lee also performed on stage. It was amazing to see everyone joining in the singing of Yma o Hyd and the Welsh Anthem. A big thank you to Cambria Band for leading the parade, to Morgan Thomas the MC and to the Mayor, Cllr. Ian Hodge and Flintshire Council Chairman, Cllr. Mared Eastwood for presenting the certificates for the winning windows in our window dressing competition.

Window dressing competitions were also held in 3 other towns across the county including Shotton, Connah’s Quay, Flint, and Mold.  You can see all the businesses who came out on top on our social media pages.  Congratulations to all! 

We shared activities and decorations packs that included small Welsh flags and daffodils to nurseries and care homes, and packs for cafes and community centres that included Welsh language signs and Magi Ann table mats.  People could also get involved by taking part in our Kahoot Quiz, our St David’s Day themed Magi Ann colouring pictures, our video by the artist Orielodl and by watching our new Symud gyda Tedi video.

And finally, a big Diolch yn fawr to everyone who took part in our ‘Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus’ (Happy St David’s Day) video, the clips made us and Creative Jigsaw Production, who put the video together, smile from ear to ear.