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WALES. Wales is a land of beautiful nature, rich culture and amazing architecture. Area : 20,760 sq km (8,015 sq miles) Population : 2,798,200 Languages : English (100%), Welsh (20%) Capital City : Cardiff National Motto : Cymru am Byth ("Wales for Ever") . General Facts.
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WALES Wales is a land of beautiful nature, rich culture and amazing architecture.
Area: 20,760 sq km (8,015 sq miles) Population: 2,798,200 Languages: English (100%), Welsh (20%) Capital City: Cardiff National Motto: Cymru am Byth ("Wales for Ever") General Facts
The Welsh Flag • The origins of the Red Dragon flag, or "y DraigGoch" could date back to the Roman period. • The dragonwas used by Roman military. • After the Romans left, the Red Dragon remained as a key emblem of Wales.
Laverbread- local eggs and bacon combined with the more unusual ingredients. Afternoon tea can be served with Bara Brith ( a fruit bread) or Welsh cakes. The traditional meat for dinner in the evening is Welsh Lamb or for a snack Welsh Rarebit. Traditionalfood
“The costume regarded as national dress is based on clothing worn by Welsh countrywomen during the early nineteenth century, namely a striped flannel petticoat, bedgown, with an apron, shawl andtall hat" Bedgown : hálóing Petticoat: alsószoknya Shawl: kendő Apron: kötény
Lovespoons • The giving and receiving of lovespoons between lovers, friends and family is a Welsh customTraditionally a lovespoon was a wooden spoon carved by a young man and presented to the woman he loved • Today lovespoons are very popular and used to mark and celebrate many occasions such as births, christenings, weddings, anniversaries and retirement..
WelshChristmastraditions • Plygain- singing from 3-6am onChristmas Day • TaffymakingonChristmaseve • Mari Lwyd - thegreymarethatbringsgoodluck
St. David’sday • StDavid’sday is commemoratedbythewearing of daffodilsorleeksonthe 1st of March.
Wales is home to some of Europe's finest surviving examples of medieval castle construction: Chepstowcastle Beaumariscastle
CaernarfonCastle Caernarfon is theancientcapital of Wales, wherethe British monarch’seldestson is traditionallycrowned Prince of Wales
1, SNOWDON mountains, SnowdoniaNational Park www.galenfrysinger.com
2, Pistyll Rhaeadrwaterfall Pistyll Rhaeadr
Anglo-Welsh poet, Dylan Thomasis famous throughout the literary world. • 1914-1953