St. Dwynwen's Day

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2020 Date25 January 2020
2021 Date25 January 2021
St. Dwynwen's Day

St. Dwynwen's Day History

St. Dwynwen's Day is a celebration of the Welsh patron saint of lovers. According to history, she fell in love with Maelon but was forbidden to marry him. God then gave her three wishes and in return for fulfilling the wishes, Dwynwen devoted herself to God's service.

St. Dwynwen's Day is celebrated annually on January 25. It is the equivalent of Valentine's Day in Wales.

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St. Dwynwen's Day Facts

  • Dwynwen founded a convent with a well. People who visited the well thought that the sacred fish or eels that lived in it could foretell whether or not relationships would be happy and whether love and happiness would be theirs.

St. Dwynwen's Day References and Related Sites

www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofWales/St-Dwynwens-Day/

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