St David’s Day Celebration 2019

March 3, 2019
11:30 am (social hour); 12:30pm (welcome) 1:00 pm (lunch)
Panos Banquet Center
20290 W. Blue Mound Rd. Brookfield, WI

Book by February 25!

Click here to download a PDF to complete and mail. Online registration for this event is currently not available.

St. David’s Day in the USA goes largely unnoticed, unless you happen to be one of the nearly 2 million people of Welsh descent who live in the country. But it does not go unnoticed by the Welsh Club! Enjoy an afternoon of Welsh camaraderie, entertainment, and delicious food to celebrate St. David’s Day.

St. David is the patron saint of Wales, with many miracles ascribed to him, including the resurrection of a dead child and the restoration of sight to a blind man. Another famous miracle is the formation of a hill beneath him as he preached to a large crowd, allowing them to see and hear him more clearly. During this incident, a white dove is said to have landed on his shoulder, and he is often so depicted. Tradition holds that he died on March 1, which is now celebrated as St. David’s Day.

The monastery where he died is said to have been “filled with angels as Christ received his soul.” His last words to his followers were in a sermon he preached on the previous Sunday. The Welsh Life of St. David gives these words as, “Lords, brothers, and sisters, be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed, and do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. And as for me, I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us.”

Even today, “Gwnwech y pethau bychain mewn bywyd” (Do the little things in life) is a frequently-used Welsh saying.

Come and join the festivities on March 3, beginning with a social hour, including Welsh displays, raffle baskets to bid on, and a live auction, followed by lunch and music.

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