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Re: Calen marth!
On Mon, 1 Mar 1999, Raymond A. Brown wrote:
> At 3:12 pm -0500 1/3/99, Padraic Brown wrote:
> >John Cowan of the Marvellous Powers wrote:
> >> Padrig Bryn yscrifef:
> >> > Hurrah! Er. Apart from general revelry, what exactly does one do on the
> >> > Great Saint's day? Apart from raising Dragons and wearing produce? Does
> >> > leek soup come into it at all?
> Wearing leeks or daffodils - the latter is more popular :) is most
> certainly done. But the other what Andrew didn't mention are EISTEDDFODAU.
> Throughout Wales today girls will gone to school wearing national costume
> and there'll have been precious few lessons, the afternnons are all taken
> up with eisteddfodau - lots of singing, dancing, poetry etc. and extensive
> use of Welsh even in traditionally anglicized areas.
Perpetrating folklore, eh? ;-) I thought there might be something rather
fun at the bottom of it all.
> Pob hwyl,