Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Rally for Gwyl Ddydd Dewi Sant and for Cymru!

Mae trefnwyr yr Orymdaith yn arbennig o awyddus i glywed gan fandiau neu ddawnswyr sydd eisiau cymryd rhan yn y digwyddiad a gofynnir iddynt ymweld â'r wefan www.stdavidsday.org i gofrestru eu diddordeb.

Bydd canol y ddinas wedi'i haddurno i ddathlu'r achlysur gyda fflagiau a baneri a chroes Dewi Sant arnynt, a chyhelir sesiynau blasu bwyd Cymreig trwy gydol y dydd. Mae nifer o weithgareddau wedi'u trefnu yn y Senedd hefyd gan gynnwys paentio wynebau, sesiynau rhagflas ar ddysgu Cymraeg a pherfformiadau gan Gor CF1 a grŵp dawnsio gwerin Cwmni Dawns Cymru.

Gallwch bleidleisio hefyd ar gyfer Eilun Cymru, cystadleuaeth a lansiwyd gan Gynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru ar 31 Ionawr i ddarganfod arwrt neu arwres mwyaf blaenllaw Cymru.

Daw'People from across Wales are being urged to take part in a series of events being organised to mark St David's Day in Cardiff . A Parade, the motto of which is 'If You Love Wales You Should Be There', will take place in Wales ' capital to mark the celebration of the country's patron saint on March 1. More than 2,000 people took part in 2007 and it is hoped that as March 1st falls on a Saturday this year, even more will take part in 2008 to show their pride in being Welsh and celebrate the country's unique heritage and history.

The day of events, which have the backing of the National Assembly for Wales and Cardiff Council, will begin at 11am with the Wales National St David's Day Service hosted by the Lord Mayor of Cardiff Cllr Gill Bird at Llandaff Cathedral.

The activity then moves to the city centre with anyone wanting to take part in the Parade being asked to arrive in front of the steps of the National Museum for Wales at 12.45pm for a short opening ceremony, before the parade begins at 1.15pm.

The Parade will follow a route along St Mary Street , Custom House Street, Bute St , Lloyd George Avenue and 'The Flourish' before passing in front of the Millennium Centre and around the Pierhead Building to finish at the Senedd at approximately 2.15pm. A number of bands will take part in the Parade including the Bagad Penhars and Bagad Nantes from Brittany and the Cambria Drum Band from Flintshire. The Welsh Horse from Llandeilo will also be joinig the Parade. All those who take part will be encouraged to learn the words to a song that has been specially written for the parade, "Cenwch y Clychau I Dewi - Ring Out the Bells for St David." When the marchers reach the Senedd in the Bay they will be welcomed by the Presiding Officer of the National Assembly, and the Fitzalan School Steel Band.

St David´s Day Parade in Cardiff

The Parade organisers are particularly keen to hear from bands or dancers wanting to take part in the event who are asked to visit the website www.stdavidsday.org to register their interest.

The city centre will be dressed to mark the occasion with flags and bunting depicting the cross of St David and there will be special Welsh food tasting sessions throughout the day. A number of activities have also been planned in the Senedd including face painting, Welsh learning taster sessions and performances from Welsh choir Cor CF1 and folk dancing group Cwmni Dawns Caerdydd.

Voting will also take place for Welsh Idol, a competition launched by the National Assembly for Wales on January 31st to identify Wales ' foremost hero or heroine.

The day of celebrations will culminate with a Noson Lawen in the Mochyn Du Tavern, Sophia Close, at 7.30 with Cor Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal. All are Welcome!

Further information go to: www.stdavidsday.org
Please forward this e-mail to whoever might be interested

Yr diwrnod o ddathlu i ben gyda Noson Lawen yn Nhyafarn y "Mochyn Du", Clos Soffia, am 7.30 o'r gloch efo cor Aelwyd Y Waun Ddyfal. Croeso i Bawb!

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