Saint David’s Day
In the most international city in the world, where residents and visitors are fascinated by the sheer number of different cultures, religions, cuisines, and customs that surround them, it is easy to forget some of the less populous cultures that are closer to home. So soon after Chinese New Year, and just before Saint Patrick’s Day, the feast day for the patron saint of Wales does not receive its due as often as it should, though there is no shortage of New Yorkers with roots in the UK. Welsh is a language spoken by fewer than a million people and New York is a city of 8-million. Yet a disproportionate number of Welsh notables have made their mark in New York, including Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, and Bryn Terfel. So celebrate the holiday at the Welsh Congregational Church of New York and then enjoy the Feast of Saint David at Longbow Pub in Brooklyn. Happy Saint David’s Day to you all!
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