Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Celtic Pride

Ddyhea buchedda Cymru!

I’m a bit late with this, but March 1 was — and still is — St. David’s (Dewi Sant) Day, the patron saint of Wales (“Cymru”). Notable people of Welsh descent include Richard Burton, poet Dylan Thomas, and me on one side of the family.

The expression above is a literal translation of “Long live Wales!” courtesy of an on-line English to Welsh translation service.

The national anthem:

A better-known piece of Welsh patriotic music is Men of Harlech that is a rousing good march and also served as the tune for the alma mater of my high school.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, too.