can I get involved or help?
part of the Parade: If you're part of a group, your
group could enter a float, carry a banner, a national flag
(Ddraig Goch, Dewi Sant, regional flag or or a flag of the
Princes). If you have a musical instrument or are part of
a band - youıll be most welcome, or simply join the Parade
as an individual but please make sure you dress up - national
dress, historical dress, the cilt - itıs up to you.
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a pdf file
assistance: The Parade is run entirely by volunteers.
Any skill, talent
help you may be able to give us would be greatly appreciated.
Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Support - The Parade Committee is striving to
secure sponsorship and financial support for this
beyond. You can donate using PayPal or by sponsoring
yourself or business for as little as £1.
with fundraising is welcomed. Forms for donating via your
bank are available for download - click on the pdf image
ALL ARE WELCOME - if you live in Wales, from whatever
background, you are welcome on the Parade. Even if youıre
just visiting Cardiff for the day - become Welsh for the
day! Join us in a joyous celebration of our identity and
"Os y chi'n caru Cymru, dylech chi fod yna!"
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of Wales and Brittany sign 'Memorandum of Understanding'
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THIRD NATIONAL ST DAVID'S DAY PARADE CARDIFF 2006
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year, as it does this this year, March 1st fell on a normal
working day, which made the turnout all the more remarkable.
The City Centre of Wales's capital came to a standstill.
The crowds cheered. Office workers applauded from windows.
Everyone smiled. For the third time Wales had come to her
capital city to celebrate her national day, and the city
rose to the occasion. This was a spontaneous event with
no official financial support, backed by no slick advertising
campaigns, just a simple and dignified celebration organised
within two short months by a group of enthusiasts.
it will 'grow and grow into a fully-fledged national festival
of which the Welsh people - the world over - can be proud.'
Here you can see and judge for yourself the size and significance
of the St David's Day Parade.
you there this year and next year!
I was delighted to see on US television that the March 1st
Parade in Cardiff was such a success. Next year it must
be larger, and hopefully there will be marches in one or
two other places. At last Wales has its own parade. 'Twas
Dr Arturo Roberts, Publisher, NINNAU, The North American
Welsh Newspaper and Founder of Anrhydedd Cymry'r Cyfanfyd
- The Worldwide Welsh Award.
on your parade! Congratulations on being the ones who made
it happen! For a couple of years the Scots have organised
a parade here. On the first occasion they were only allowed
to march on the sidewalk but last year there was a larger
parade and it can only grow. It shows what can be done with
initiative and action. Well done Wales - and Cardiff - for
celebrating so proudly - the world will be watching in the
future. Continued success to you.'
Catherine Nemeth Frumerman New York
congratulations on the brilliant organisation of the St.
David's Day Parade! I must admit to feeling deeply humbled
by the restrained dignity of the occasion - magnificently
done! Let's make sure this becomes an annual march - and
replicated in other towns and cities too!'
Dr. Dai Lloyd, AM Chair - Plaid Cymru Assembly Group
What a wonderful day marching in spring sunshine through
our capital city on our national day, saying to the whole
world that we are Welsh and proud of it. Now we've started,
let's make sure this event sends the message down the ages
- and to the whole world - that we are still here, staying
here - still Welsh and proud of it!'
Ron Davies Cymru Ymlaen/Forward Wales
to you for bringing the event together. Not only was the
weather excellent, but the spirit on the march and along
the streets as we walked through Cardiff was superb. I was
very proud and privileged to be part of the first march
and look forward to future such occasions. I am sure that
the march will go from strength to strength and there will
certainly be more Welsh Conservatives on the march next
Nicholas Bourne AM Leader of the Welsh Conservatives
in the National Assembly
congratulations to all those involved in the organisation
of the St David's Day Parade. It was well planned and thoroughly
good fun to take part in. Please do it again next year.
- Llongyfarchiadau i bawb fu'n ynghlwm a'r Orymdaith Gwyl
Dewi. Roedd y trefniadau yn dda a gawsom hwyl fawr yn cymryd
rhan. Rwy'n edrych ymlaen am orymdaith blwyddyn nesa ym
Jenny Randerson AM Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member
for Cardiff Central
wonderful occasion and an important statement of nationhood
and national pride. Let's make it an annual event which
will grow in stature and numbers from year to year. Those
of us who marched had a great day in the sunshine and we
are already looking forward to next year. Thanks to all
those who worked hard to organise it.'
Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM Deputy Leader of the Opposition
in the National Assembly
done for organising the Parade. Parliament was in session
on the day so sadly I couldn't be there.' Paul Flynn MP
'Long overdue. Needed to unite the country emotionally and
help bring together area diversity and interests. I love
hearing about these things in the land of my fathers, even
though I am far away in the Mid-West of the USA.'
Paul Williams [by email]
saw the Parade on the Welsh news yesterday and was so impressed!
Unfortunately I didn't know about it otherwise I would have
been there. This has been needed for a long time since there
has been a dearth of 'Welsh things' in our country and especially
in Cardiff. I was brought up to delight in St David's Day
in school but for most people that's all there ever is.
Please do it again next year and more will join you.'
Maureen Ireland Cardiff
'I was immensely proud - and, I won't deny it, tearful,
especially when such a diverse cross-section of Welsh society
stood as one in celebration of our patron saint and our
heritage in the centre of our superb capital city. Music,
colour, pageantry - it was exactly what it should be - an
inclusive celebration of what we are and love. Bigger next
year I hope.'
Reverend Idwal Lloyd Price Henllan
hyfryd - ond dwi ddim yn gallu dod achos dw'n arddysgu.
Hoffwn i 'down tools' ond efallai syniad well i gael y Parade
dros y penwythnos neu dros amser te, y tro nesaf?'
'Ardderchog! What a wonderful occasion. I work abroad -
in the oil industry - but had to make the journey home to
join the Parade. I wouldn't have missed that first event
for the world. There's hope for Wales yet!'
Eifion Thomas London and Abu Dhabi
about St.Davids Day