Translation: Happy Saint Dwynwen’s day!
For those of you that aren’t in the know, St Dwynwen’s day is Welsh Valentines day.
Many Welsh natives celebrate it on the 25th January instead of, or as well as, St Valentines Day.
The story goes that Dwynwen lived in the 5th Century AD and she fell in love with a young man named Maelon.
Her father refused to allow her to marry Maelon, for whatever reason, so she prayed to God for her to forget her love for him.
God sent down an angel bearing a poition for Maelon to drink. After drinking this potion, Maelon turns to ice.
As well as receiving the potion, Dwynwen also receives 3 requests from God.
The first one she uses to have Maelon released.
The second she asks that, through her, God look after all true lovers.
And finally, that she remains unmarried. At which point, she then retreats to the solitude of Llanddwyn Island off the west coast of Anglesey to become a hermit.
Quite a moving story, ahem.
But, I do find Welsh folklore rather interesting, being a real patriot and all.
Naturally, S4C, the Welsh language TV channel, are celebrating with a string of romatically themed programmes airing tonight.