Celebrating St. David’s Day Whilst lockdown prevents the usual St. David’s Day parades and celebrations around the country – there will be virtual opportunities to mark the day and a chance to join in at home. The 1st March is when St. David or Dewi Sant in Welsh is celebrated as the patron saint of Wales. Born around 500 AD on the south-west coast of Wales and the reason St. Davids the smallest city in Wales is so named, there are many stories of his acclaim. One famous story is around when he is said to have been speaking to a large crowd and they complained that they wouldn’t be able to see or hear him, and it is said that the ground he was stood on rose up to form a hill to make it easier for all to see him! It is also believed that he was a vegetarian and that he ate leeks – perhaps this becoming the reason that a leek is a Welsh symbol. The last words to his followers are believed to be "Be joyful, keep the faith and do the little things that you have heard and seen me do." The phrase ‘gwenwch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd’- 'Do the little things in life' - is still a well-known Welsh phrase and perhaps particularly suits our current times when we are all appreciating the difference even a small action can have. Celebrating on 1st March St. David’s Day is being celebrated virtually -take a look. Starting on Friday 26th Feb and ending at midnight on Monday 1 March, there will be pictures, films, live sessions, stories and music, see the schedule. Flintshire County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council and Tŷ Pawb, Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam have also organised a week full events to St. David’s Day between March 1st- 5th, see what’s on. Why not cook or bake some of your favourite Welsh inspired recipes – whether that’s a cawl, a Bara Brith or give Shannah’s Welsh cakes recipe a try? Learn to speak Welsh! Bore da (Boh-reh dah) - Good morning Prynhawn da (Prin-houn dah) - Good afternoon Croeso I Gymru (Croy-so ee Gum-ree) - Welcome to Wales Diolch (Dee-olch) - Thank you Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus (dee-the goil De-wi ha-peece) - Happy St David's Day Neuro Therapy Centre News Thanks to the National Lottery, you may have noticed that our Virtual Centre pages are starting to be created in Welsh too. We hope that the Virtual Centre will help us to reach more people that can benefit from our services in the future and this project is part of this expansion of our work at the Centre. We are adding Welsh subtitles to our online recorded exercise films too.