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Bangor celebrates St David’s Day

A week of St David’s Day celebrations recently took place in Bangor. The multi-venue, multi-event programme was a big hit and was a great way for the community to come together to celebrate the life of Wales’ patron saint, the Welsh language, and being part of a Welsh community.

Published: Thursday 28 March 2019

St David's Day parade in Bangor, 2019

Events organised as part of the celebrations were hosted by several local venues, including Pontio, Penrhyn Castle and Storiel.

The celebrations, which took place between 22nd February and 3rd March, included a fantastic variety of entertaining and educational events, including:

  • Yoga for children
  • Comedy performances
  • Workshops
  • Live music
  • Recitals
  • Dramatic readings
  • Family shows, including one about Owain Glyndŵr
  • Plays
  • Lectures
  • Film
  • Art exhibitions
  • A family service at the cathedral
  • Episodes from the children’s TV show ‘Deian a Loli’
  • A quiz night for Welsh learners

The highlight of the week was a St David’s Day parade through Bangor High Street, accompanied by the Menai Bridge Brass Band. This well-attended parade – complete with banners, flags and daffodil hats - was lots of fun and the turnout was excellent.

The celebrations were organised by Menter Iaith Bangor, with the aim of promoting the use of the Welsh language. Several of the events were held bilingually, to aid Welsh learners in improving their Welsh language skills.

If you’d like to know more about events organised by Menter Iaith Bangor, please follow their Facebook page.

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