Happy St. David’s Day!

Happy St. David’s Day!
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On the 1st of March most of you probably know that we celebrate St. David’s Day here in Wales. It’s a celebration of the feast of St. David, our Patron Saint, that’s taken place since the 18th century.

“Do the little things” is considered St. David’s most famous phrase and was one of the last words he spoke.

So why not send a Welsh Hamper full of Welsh produce to surprise a loved one! Our Welsh Hampers are perfect to brighten up the day of any Welshman or woman, wherever they may be in the UK, and remind them of home.

Create the perfect St David’s Day Feast with one of our favourite Welsh Hampers:

                                                                            Little Cwtch Hamper Box                                                                        Luxury Cwtch Hamper Box

st davids day cwtch hampers

Our hampers are filled to the brim with the finest award-winning artisan produce, all sourced from like-minded Welsh producers ensuring both integrity and fine flavour.

                                                                   Really Welsh Gourmet Hamper                                                                   Little Dragon Feast Gift Hamper

st davids day celebration hampers

Take a look at some of our recipes for some inspiration on how to cook up a Welsh feast fit for a king… we recommend trying the Smoked Sausage and White Bean Stew, using our Welsh Dragon Pork Sausages to warm the soul! Or celebrate our national vegetable by whipping up a lovely Leek & Smoked Haddock Rissotto. Or really spoil yourselves by whipping up some Smoked Salmon and Laverbread Blini’s as a starter or a seriously indulgent breakfast…simply scrumptious!

Who was St. David?

Saint David comes from a royal lineage, his father, Ceredig ap Cundedda was Prince of Ceredigion, and rumour has it that his mother Non, also a saint, was the niece of King Arthur.

There are many stories of Saint David’s miracles, including bringing a boy back to life and restoring a man’s sight. The shrine of St David at St David’s cathedral is in St Davids, Pembrokeshire – the smallest city in Britain.

King Edward I took the head and arm of St David from the Cathedral after his conquest of Wales in 1284. He displayed the remains along with several other holy relics in London.

The most famous miracle of Saint David occurred in Llanddewi Brefi. According to legend, a huge crowd turned up to hear one of his sermons. To allow everyone to see him, he placed a handkerchief on the floor and stood on it. Thereupon, a small hill raised him from under his feet, allowing everyone a good view!

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!