Happy Saint David's Day!: Google Doodle marks the patron saint of Wales on March 1st
Saturday 01 March 2014
Google has created a special Doodle on its search page to celebrate St David's Day - or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant in Welsh.
The illustration shows the red dragon and an little lady in traditional Welsh dress sitting together at a table for tea. The dragon is pouring her a cup of tea and its tail forms the 'e' on the end of Google.
The 1st March is the feast of St David, the patron saint of Wales, who is thought to have died back in 569. While there is some uncertainty over the year, the date of death was recorded as the first day of March.
Along with marking the life of the saint, the day is a celebration of Welsh culture and heritage.
Today people across Wales will be pinning daffodils and leeks to their clothes, while children dress up in traditional costume and attend concerts and parades.
In the capital, Cardiff, there will be a large parade through the streets which will be attended by Prince Charles.
As part of the celebrations a special soup made of leeks, meat and other local produce is eaten. The stew known as cawl is a national dish of Wales and is often served with bread and cheese.
The day is a national holiday but there were proposals to make is a a bank holiday but these were dropped.
Life & Style blogs
Free the internet from commercial interests, says Martha Lane Fox
Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
When did the Eiffel Tower open to the public? Six things you didn't know about iconic Paris structure
Contents of women's handbags can be worth more than a small car
Gold Apple Watch buyers can skip queues
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
- 1 Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 4 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 5 Dylan Moran on quitting smoking, being about as sexy as the Pope and why comedy panel programmes are 'c*ck shows'
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£21000 - £24000 per annum + 21 days holidays: Ashdown Group: Technical Support...
£21000 - £24000 per annum + 21 days holidays: Ashdown Group: 1st/2nd Line IT S...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: IT Support Administrator - East Ridi...
£38000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits: Ashdown Group: A leading consu...