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Saint David's Day

Class Reception presented a Mass about Saint David to the school. The reason we celebrate Saint David’s Day is because some Welsh soldiers were fighting to protect their land. The Welsh people started to lose and no one knew who was on whose side. A Monk noticed the fighting and said, “You need to show who is an enemy and who is not!” The monk pulled a leek from the ground. "Here, wear these so you will know that any soldier who does not have a leek is your enemy." Some of the soldiers thought this was an odd idea, but the monk was one of God's men so they went along with it. Soon every Welsh soldier was wearing a leek on his helmet. They attacked the invaders and before long, the Welsh had won the battle. The monk who came up with the idea of wearing a leek was named David. David died on 1st March. After he died, the Catholic Church made him a saint. We now wear a leek or daffodil to remember him.