Dydd Santes Dwynwen

Y6 have been celebrating Saint Dwynwen. Saint Dwynwen is Wales’ very own patron saint of love, and St Dwynwen’s Day is today – January 25. The day is a unique way for us in Wales to tell the ones we love exactly how we feel about them. Y6 celebrated through creating a play about the story which we showed to the rest of KS2.

Dwynwen lived during the 5th century and fell in love with a prince called Maelon but, unfortunately, her father had already arranged that she should marry someone else. Dwynwen was so upset she could not marry Maelon that she begged God to make her forget him. After falling asleep, Dwynwen was visited by an angel, who appeared carrying a sweet potion designed to erase all memory of Maelon and turn him into a block of ice. God then gave three wishes to Dwynwen. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed; her second that God meet the hopes and dreams of true lovers; and third, that she should never marry. All three were fulfilled, and as a mark of her thanks, Dwynwen devoted herself to God’s service for the rest of her life.

You can visit Santes Dwynwen’s church, and make a wish in the well, on the tiny island of Llanddwyn, off the west coast of Anglesey.

Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus