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St David’s Day is a day dedicated to the patron saint of Wales, St David – or Dewi Sant in Welsh. As a symbol of Wales and star of the Welsh flag, Damian the dragon is the guest of honour at many of the dragon-themed festivals that take place up and down the country in celebration. With such a busy day ahead, he must start early, but there’s one problem - he's nowhere to be seen!
Can you help kick-start the St David’s Day celebrations and find Damian the dragon among the castles?
As well as dragons, St David’s Day is traditionally symbolised by daffodils and leeks, which you will often see pinned to clothing. Why? Well, legend has it that St David advised soldiers to wear the original symbol of Wales, the leek, on their hats to show which side they were fighting on. As for the daffodil, this became a symbol in the 19th century as a more attractive alternative to the humble leek – especially at this time of year when the Daffodil makes its appearance in the early days of spring. There is also a big similarity in the Welsh names of each symbol; Cenhinen – the Welsh word for leek and Cenhinen Pedr – Daffodil.
Now you’re in the know about the symbols of Wales and St David’s Day, have you found Damian the dragon? Here at Sugar & Loaf, it’s taking us on average 1 minute 23 seconds to complete – can you beat us?
Can’t see Damian anywhere? It turns out he overslept! Scroll down to see where he’s snoozing.
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