Valentine's Day may be just around the corner, but the Welsh have a special day of their own in January. the 25th of January each year is St Dwynwen's Day - the Welsh patron saint of lovers.
People all over Wales celebrate this dinner, with special events and nights out planned. And we're just as excited about this special day and are decorating our window display in our boutique in LLandeilo. We're also showcasing our hand made jewellery featuring love hearts - come and take a look.
We found the story of St Dwynwen's Day from visitwales.com, which tells of a young girl, Dwynwen who was the prettiest of Welsh king Brychan Brycheiniog's twenty-four daughters. She fell in love with a man named Maelon Dafodrill, despite her father had already arranged for her to marry someone else.
Dwynwen was distraught, so she prayed to God asking for help in forgetting Maelon. An angel visited Dwynwen in her sleep and gave her a potion to erase her memory of feelings for Maelon and turn him into a block of ice.
With each of her dreams coming true, Dwynwen devoted her life to God; she set up a convent on the island of Llanddwyn, off the coast of Anglesey. The remains of the church can still be seen on the island, along with Dwynwen's well.
It's believed the well is home to sacred fish who can predict whether couples relationships will succeed; if the fish are seen to be active when visiting the well, it was seen as a sign of a faithful husband.
God offered Dwynwen three wishes. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed, the second that God should meet the needs of all lovers and the third that she should never marry.
The well has since become a place of pilgrimage for young Welsh lovers since Dwynwen's death in the 5th century.
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