How a Welsh council made St David wait nine days leaves St David

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A Welsh county council apologised yesterday after sending out a calendar to 15,000 people with St David's Day listed on the wrong date.

A Welsh county council apologised yesterday after sending out a calendar to 15,000 people with St David's Day listed on the wrong date.

All council tenants in Cardiff received a copy of the county council's tenants' annual report 2002, which included the free calendar.

But the feast of the patron saint of Wales was listed as 10 March instead of 1 March. A council spokesman said it was a typographical error and apologised for the mistake.

"Despite the best efforts of the people involved with producing publications, errors do occasionally slip through the net," he said.

"It would be a shame to focus upon this error and not upon the rest of this well-produced publication. We are sure people will not be misled into thinking the traditional date of St David's Day has changed."

Last year's annual report was shortlisted for an award.

The spokesman said: "This year's is to the same style and without that mistake would be to the same standard."

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