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St Dwynwen's Day

ST. DWYNWEN

25th January is St. Dwynwen’s Day, named after a 5th century Welsh heroine who, as a daughter of  King Brychan fell hopelessly in love with Prince Maelon, a man she could not marry.

The legend says that she was freed from her desires but that Maelon was turned into a statue of ice.

Dwynwen prayed and she was granted 3 wishes.  The first that Maelon be unfrozen.  The second that she would never marry.  The third that all true lovers would find happiness.

In gratitude, Dwynwen went on to start a convent at Llanddwyn on the west coast of Anglesey, where a Well named after her, became a place of pilgrimage.

Make your feelings known on St. Dwynwen’s Day and take your chance to say “Dwi’n dy garu di” (I love you).

Gift box with a storycard explaining tradition and meaning is included.

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