Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant
Beth wyt ti’n mywnhau yng Nghymru?
What do you enjoy about Wales?
Dyma Dreigiau Llanrhidian.
Why is the leek worn on St David's day.
According to one legend about why the Welsh wear leeks on St David's Day, the soldiers of the ancient British king, Cadwaladyr, were about to fight their traditional enemy, the Saxons. Dewi Sant (St David) advised the Welsh to wear a leek in order to recognise their fellow countrymen during the battle.
St David, patron of Wales, lived in the sixth century and founded a monastery on the site of St David's Cathedral (Ty Dewi). He and his followers lived a peaceful and ascetic life, which makes the legend about a battle rather doubtful. There are many legends about Dewi Sant, and this one is not recorded until the 17th century.