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Dydd Santes Dwynwen is the annual celebration of St Dwynwen who is the patron saint of love in Wales. It is a celebration of love and affection that takes place on 25th January and is often thought of as the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine’s Day.
The most traditional way to celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day is for a woman to receive a wooden Llwy garu from her partner or admirer. Traditionally, these would have been carved by hand as a way of demonstrating skill to your intended. The designs were often quite intricate and the spoon would be carved from one piece of wood. See some wonderful examples here.
But the important thing about St Dwynwen’s Day isn’t the gifts or the cards, or indeed the lovespoon. It is all spending time with your loved one and telling them that you love them or as we say in South Wales fi’n caru ti
Would you like to surprise your loved one with a special St Dwynwen’s weekend of flaming Welsh passion? Of course you would! Well how about booking a delicious stay in one of our faves Ynyshir, Penmaenuchaf, The Priory, or even a romantic ‘Hide’ on the Glamorgan Coastline.
You will find Goodwash products in each of these magical stays so you should definitely feel hapus and refreshed after your stay!
For the ultimate amatory adventure, make a pilgrimage to St Dwynwen’s 5th century Church at Llanddwyn Island on Ynys Môn. With Eryri as a backdrop, it is quite simply one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet.
Last week we introduced you to Spot and Charlie from Sea and Slate. We asked them what they would be doing for St Dwynwen’s Day?
‘Our perfect romantic day would encompass a sea swim in Llangrannog with a blast on a @biccaboards, wearing @surfgi1rl Llangrannog tag Jewellery from the @slatesea gallery) . A Good refreshing sploosh with GW Sports wash (we both use it everyday and can also be found at @slatesea gallery) – followed by a hot chocolate or cocktail @albionabertiefi or a yummy pizza @pizzatipi and finally if we’re really lucky a sunset trip down the River Teifi with Dai Crabs!
We say: Perffaith!
(your Goodwash Welsh words)
Dydd Santes Dwynwen – St Dwynwen’s Day
Llwy garu – Lovespoon
fi’n caru ti – I love you
Hapus – Happy
Ynys Môn – Anglesey
Eryri – Snowdonia
Perffaith – perfect