Welsh Culture and Language

Welsh Baby Names

Welsh Baby Names In the past, Welsh babies were usually given names from the Welsh language. For boys this meant names like Llewellyn, Carey, Bevan, Rhys, Tristan, and Gareth. Nowadays, boys often have names that come from the English language like Oliver, Jack, Ethan, Harry, and Charlie. The same thing goes for girls names. In …

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Welsh Music

Welsh Music Music plays a large part in Welsh culture and was a very important part of traditional life. Wales is often referred to as “the land of the song” because of its rich musical heritage. Wales is famous for its beautiful choral songs, which originate in the early Middle Ages. Welsh music has also …

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Welsh Costuming

Welsh Costumes At the end of 19th century Welsh people began to wear the suits and dresses common in England, and continue to follow English clothing trends today. However, Welsh women traditionally wore a very specific costume in their everyday life. They wore a dress called a “bedgown.” A bedgown is kind of like a …

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Welsh Holidays

Welsh Holidays The Roman Catholic faith has played a large part in Wales for the last millennia, and many Welsh holidays come from Catholic holidays. Besides Christmas and Easter, the most important Welsh Holiday is Saint David’s Day, which takes place every March 1st. Saint David lived in the 6th century. He was a famous …

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Welsh History

A little Welsh History Wales has had a very long and difficult history. The nation has suffered through many invasions. The Ancient Romans invaded Wales in AD 48 and ruled over the area into the 4th century. After the Romans left many regional tribes and king fought for control of tiny principalities. By the 11th …

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Welsh Fashion

Welsh Fashion In recent years Cardiff, the capital of Wales has become an important city in the world fashion scene with many new and exciting designers mixing contemporary and traditional ideas to make something unique. The most famous Welsh fashion designer working today is Martin Wilding Davies whose street fashion label The Red Dragonhood is …

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Welsh Etiquette

Welsh Etiquette Wales is legally part of the United Kingdom, which comprises of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Most of the etiquette in Wales is the same as in other parts of the United Kingdom. Politeness is very important, so remember you please’s and thank you’s. Most people think it is rude to be blunt …

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Welsh Cuisine

Welsh Cuisine Welsh food is highly influenced by British food, but has many unique traits. Lamb is a very common dish, as sheep farming is widespread throughout Wales. Lamb is the main ingredient in Cawl, a stew made with lamb and leeks, the Welsh national vegetable. Cawl is often served on holidays and other special …

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