Dydd santes dwynwen hapus!- Happy St Dwynwen’s Day. St Dwynwen’s Day (Dydd Santes Dwynwen) is on 25th January every year. Its our very own Valentines day where people all over Wales celebrate the Welsh patron saint of lovers.
Who is St Dwynwen?
St Dwynwen (Santes Dwynwen) was a fourth-century Welsh princess who lived in what is now the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Dwynwen was the prettiest of King Brychan Brycheiniog’s 24 daughters. She fell in love with a local lad called Maelon Dafodrill, but King Brychan had already arranged for her to marry another prince. Maelon took the news badly, so the distraught Dwynwen fled to the woods to weep, and begged God to help her. She was visited by an angel who gave her a sweet potion to help her forget Maelon, which happened to turn him into a block of ice.
God then granted Dwynwen three wishes. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed; her second wish was for God to help all true lovers; her third wish was that she would never marry. In gratitude, Dwynwen became a nun and set up a convent on Llanddwyn Island, a beautiful little spot on Anglesey. Her name means, ‘she who leads a blessed life’.
A Special Gift From Us
Why not surprise your loved one with a special St Dwynwen’s Day treat from us.
Tickets for our fabulous Wedding Festival, CWTCHFEST2020 have now gone on sale and there are a limited number of early bird tickets available here at half price! Hurry though… only a limited number available.
Cwtchfest 2020 takes place on Sunday 5th April at the stunning GLANUSK ESTATE, CRICKHOWELL.
So what are you doing on the most romantic day of the year in Wales? Cwtching up on the sofa with your loved one? getting ready for a night out? Whatever you have planned, we hope you have a wonderful time.