What does DYDD Santes Dwynwen hapus mean?
Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus means Happy St. Dwynwen’s Day in Welsh. It is the Welsh version of Valentine’s Day and fast becoming more and more popular each year.
Why is DYDD Santes Dwynwen celebrated?
St Dwynwen (Santes Dwynwen) was a fourth-century Welsh princess who lived in what is now the Brecon Beacons National Park. Dwynwen was rather unlucky in love, so she became a nun. She prayed for true lovers to have better luck than she did.
What happened Santes Dwynwen?
As a mark of her thanks, she then retreats to the solitude of Ynys Llanddwyn off the west coast of Anglesey to become a hermit until her death, in about AD 460; although it has been written in some texts that she had fled there because of her fear of Maelgwn Gwynedd.
What does Dwynwen mean in Welsh?
The name Dwynwen is a girl’s name of Welsh origin meaning “wave”. St Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, and her feast day on January 25 is the equivalent of Valentine’s day in Wales.
What is Welsh Valentine’s Day called?
St Dwynwen’s Day
Dydd Santes Dwynwen or St Dwynwen’s Day celebrates love and lovers and takes place every year on the 25th of January. Often referred to as the Welsh St Valentine’s Day, there’s a heartbreaking love story behind this cherished saint, who holds a special place in Welsh hearts.
When did Dwynwen live?
Dwynwen lived during the 5th century and legend has it that she was one of the prettiest of Brychan Brycheiniog’s 24 daughters.
How is Dwynwen pronounced?
Dwynwen (pronounced dooIN-wen) is a beautiful girl’s name, and when it is spoken aloud, it suggests an ancient past.
How do you say Happy Street dwynwen’s Day?
Happy St Dwynwen’s Day! The Welsh translation is Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus!
How do you pronounce dwynwen in Welsh?
We believe in the free flow of information Dwynwen – pronounced [dʊɨnwɛn] – was the daughter of an early medieval king who became the Welsh patron saint of lovers.